either member of a matched pair of words, of which the second is a coordinating conjunction, as either … or, neither … nor, both … and, or not only … but.
Making Connections With Conjunctions
What is a conjunction? Get the answers to all your conjunction questions. When do you use a subordinating conjunction? What is a coordinating conjunction?
Around the Web: Cribs, Conjunctions and Listicles
What happens when a language’s last speaker dies? Why can’t we tell a Californian accent from a Canadian one? A linguistic investigation of the term crib (inspired by MTV Cribs) leads back to Shakespeare. Is the listicle a contemporary poetic format akin to the haiku? (What’s a listicle?) Allen Metcalf examines common words at the Lingua Franca blog. The European word translator. “A ship-shipping ship ships shipping-ships”: 9 …
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