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Two-Part Conjunctions


I. Theory

Both German and English have two-part (or correlative) conjunctions. These conjunctions connect two parallel clauses. Examples in English are: “neither… nor” and “both… and”.

Ich bin weder nach Brasilien noch nach Portugal gereist.
I have traveled to neither Brazil nor Portugal.

Sie spricht sowohl Französisch als auch Deutsch.
She speaks both French and German.

II. Two-Part Conjunctions

There are four main correlative conjunctions: sowohl … als/wie auch, entweder … oder, weder … noch, and nicht nur … sondern auch.

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