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Both James and Mr. E like eating steak.

Not only did he finish the test first, but he also got the highest score in the class!

Either you have ice cream or cake.

Neither Frasier ______ Niles knew how to change a tire.

__________ we go to a restaurant or we go to a bar.

Both Jeremy ______ Cassandra were excited about going to Paris.

______________ do they live on the same street, but they also work in the same office.

Either you clean the kitchen _____ the bathroom.

The meaning of the word "neither" changes based on how you pronounce it.

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200 Comments on “English Grammar: Correlative Conjunctions (NEITHER & NOR, EITHER & OR, BOTH & AND…)”

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thnks for the great class.

Wednesday, September 27th 2017

9 out of 9.Thanks.

Wednesday, September 27th 2017

Yes .Got 100%.James, i just loved with this quality of you,that you make impossible things possible which excites me to learn more and more. Thank you so much james. You are extraordinary

Wednesday, September 27th 2017

thanks a lot Mr. James.
i would like to ask,do know how many lessons left to finish this course in EngVid? because we reached to 1213 lessons until now ?!!

Thursday, September 28th 2017

    I question me the same. But I think that it will never finish because The exercise to learn never finish, The knowledge is unlimited, is a diary activity.

    Thursday, September 28th 2017

      you are right my friend.

      Thursday, October 5th 2017

        i love your answer

        Thursday, October 26th 2017

        I agree with all of you. I really hope they never stop to make new videos. This is my favourite English learning website!

        Thursday, March 15th 2018

Hallo James,
this was a very goog lesson for both types of the intermadiate students, pre-intermediate and upper-intermediate too.
Thank you.

Thursday, September 28th 2017

Got 100% ☺

Thursday, September 28th 2017

    Me too!

    Thursday, September 28th 2017

    Im also got 100%

    Friday, October 20th 2017

James, make a video on this, too ” whether or not and rather or not”.

Thursday, September 28th 2017

great class

Thursday, September 28th 2017

thank you buddy 9 out of 9 :)

Thursday, September 28th 2017

Thanks, again, for your great great lesson!

Thursday, September 28th 2017

Thank you mr.James

Thursday, September 28th 2017

thank you very much!

Thursday, September 28th 2017

excellent thanks

Thursday, September 28th 2017

I got 9/9, Thanks James

Thursday, September 28th 2017

Thanks James, this lesson was great..

Thursday, September 28th 2017

10/10. Thank you, James.Great lesson.

Thursday, September 28th 2017

Thank you, James. Very good.

Thursday, September 28th 2017

You´re both a great and funny teacher, Mr James.
Thanks for your lesson!

Thursday, September 28th 2017

Thank you Mr. James! This class was short and very rich!

Thursday, September 28th 2017

thank you mr.James .
this lessons was awesome qnd very rich.

Thursday, September 28th 2017

Great lesson! A smile:)

Thursday, September 28th 2017

Thank you very much, teacher….!!!

Thursday, September 28th 2017

Not only I understood how conjunctions work but I also clarified some questions about pronunciation ( Neither and Either) .Both Mr E and prof James are extremely good . I have no doubts . Thanks .

Thursday, September 28th 2017

OMG it’s so usefull lesson – I always had some promblems with this words while I read books, now I’m not))) But I need to watch it agin in a week to remember it better. Thank you.

Thursday, September 28th 2017

Both your teaching style and your verbal expression are great. Thank you for your work

Thursday, September 28th 2017

how much more I study English, more and more I have myself surprise with the idiom. It’s fantastic! Thanks for your lesson James, that pretty good lesson!

Thursday, September 28th 2017

thanks a lot but it`s so difficult for me. i`ll watch more videos on the youtube on this theme.

Thursday, September 28th 2017

A revision of conjunctions very useful, I have remembered my first doubts with this types of grammatical structures, overall with the two positions and pronunciations of “Either…or” (choice) or “not..either” (negative). A great video class and very useful to follow studying English. Thanks a lot, teacher James, you rock.

Thursday, September 28th 2017

Great lesson, thank you, James

Friday, September 29th 2017

Thank you, James!

Friday, September 29th 2017

Thanks James, this lesson was great

Friday, September 29th 2017

thank you Mr james

Friday, September 29th 2017

thanks. I really the way you teach

Friday, September 29th 2017

Thank you James

Friday, September 29th 2017

Hi! Sorry, I have a question, probably a stupid one, but this sentence doesn’t sound me correct:
“Not only was it of great quality but it was also cheap”, why is it not “not only it WAS of great..”? I mean why the subject is after the verb?

Friday, September 29th 2017

    It’s the correct sentence. It’s the inversion. This construction is used to emphasize something.
    To build such kind of sentence you reverse the subject and the verb; add the the auxiliary verb for tenses.
    Watch https://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-inversion/

    Sunday, October 1st 2017

Great 100%

Friday, September 29th 2017

Hi and thank you for interesting class!

Saturday, September 30th 2017

9 out of 9!! Thank you.

Saturday, September 30th 2017

thank you very much mr.james

Saturday, September 30th 2017

thank you Mr.james

Sunday, October 1st 2017

Thanks James, not only a great lesson but also easy to understand, it really useful to me.

Sunday, October 1st 2017

It was both amazing and exciting lesson. Thanks so much.

Sunday, October 1st 2017

Not only an interesting but also a useful lesson. Thanks!

Sunday, October 1st 2017

Very helpful resource.

Sunday, October 1st 2017

Both pleasure and education are provided with EngVid lessons. Thank you.
The question to admin: why does the video with Gill about queen family disappear? I watched it only once and want to repeat! There wasn’t either rude or disrespectful information in it? Is it due to some kind of censorship?

Sunday, October 1st 2017

Queen’s family, sorry

Sunday, October 1st 2017

Either learning English or French is one of the first steps for migrating to Canada.

Sunday, October 1st 2017

One question. James, why sentence wich starts with Not only has different order of words… did it smell etc. Why the did comes first?

Sunday, October 1st 2017

Simple way to describe the lesson.

Sunday, October 1st 2017

Easy to understand, tx a lot James!

Sunday, October 1st 2017

Very good lesson,professor James, as usual.
Love your classes.

Sunday, October 1st 2017

Thank you very much

Sunday, October 1st 2017

Thank you James for your explanation!

Monday, October 2nd 2017

Thank you!

Monday, October 2nd 2017

    your profile says that you speak 4 language !! wow, you are genius

    Saturday, October 7th 2017

Mr.James thank you much to make such a perfect lesson on eng. Keep going 💪✌👍👏

Monday, October 2nd 2017

9/9 but this lesson was fairly easy, especially thanks to the great teacher you are James :)
Keep going, you’re really helpful ;)

Monday, October 2nd 2017

Thank you for the lesson) looking forward to the next ones)

Monday, October 2nd 2017

Thank you James, I got 8/9

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

    Thank you James, I got 8/9

    Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

As always, you ARE GREAT!!!
Thank you for your wonderful and helpful lessons.
And your tehnic of the explanations.

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

10/10 thanks for a great lesson Sir James, more power and God bless always.

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

Hi James, just in case I had to come to Canada, are you teaching also in english schools? If yes, could you tell me the name of it? Thanks.

Wednesday, October 4th 2017

very nice tips

Wednesday, October 4th 2017

thanks a lot

Wednesday, October 4th 2017

9/9! Thanks Teacher James.
Here i created a sentence based on my personal goal.Either hit the book or forget the dream.

Thursday, October 5th 2017

I got 7 out of 9.I’ll never give up.Thanks so much teacher.

Thursday, October 5th 2017

Hey..i think that was a great lesson.

Friday, October 6th 2017

not only do you are funny but also you are excellent teacher .
either you teach us English or we won’t learn .
both my friend and i like you ,James

Saturday, October 7th 2017

Hello James. On this lesson I got a doubt. For example in this case “not only did he finish, but he also got the highest score in the class”. Instead did he finish, could I say: not only he finished, but also… There is another case: “not only do they live on the same street, but they also work in the same office” why put “do” before they. Would be wrong if I say: not only they live on the same street, but they also work in the same office?

Saturday, October 7th 2017

    Yeah, I’m joining to the question. Why need to use so complicated contruction?

    Wednesday, October 18th 2017

Thank you so much i got 9/9 yayyyy

Sunday, October 8th 2017


Sunday, October 8th 2017

Very interest… great teacher…
Thank a lot…

Sunday, October 8th 2017

great lesson!

Sunday, October 8th 2017

i can understand the topic.

Monday, October 9th 2017

hi master I watched your video it was good I have to watch it many time till I understand it good

Monday, October 9th 2017

Thank you my teacher

Tuesday, October 10th 2017

8/9. Thank you so much. The lesson is useful

Tuesday, October 10th 2017

    I think you should use “helpful” and the word “useful” is not reasonable! :P
    Vietnamese! :D

    Monday, June 11th 2018

9/9 thanks james, you help me a lot!

Tuesday, October 10th 2017

9/9 thankyou so much :d

Wednesday, October 11th 2017

Great Lesson! Thanks both James and Engvid It’s easy to understand English by watching your videos. 9 out of 9!

Thursday, October 12th 2017


Friday, October 13th 2017

9/9 thank you so much

Friday, October 13th 2017

thank you Mr james this lesson it is truly interested add a gread thinks in my head right away i understood .

Tuesday, October 17th 2017

it’s very usefull, thanks

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

Well done.
Please do a lesson on conjugated use of had had, have had & has had.

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

Thank you Mr. James! It is very usefull lesson! I often met this conjunctions in different situations and they always were uncomprehensible for me, but now, with your help, I finally got it!

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

8 out of 9. im just not focus on number 4. thank you Mr. James. very usefull lesson

Thursday, October 19th 2017

Excellent lesson,very useful.Thanks.

Thursday, October 19th 2017

Hi! I have a question, Why do you put the auxiliary after “Not only”? Example: Not only DO they live on the same street, but they also work in the same office.
Thank you!!

Tuesday, October 24th 2017

thank YOU so much

Wednesday, October 25th 2017

I love the way you speak!Is that correct?

Wednesday, October 25th 2017

9 out of 9. It’s quite simple. I enjoyed the lesson.
Thanks, professor James.
Engvid.com is the best site for English learners.
Take care.

Wednesday, October 25th 2017

HI james it was a fantastice iesson I really enjoy the smoothe explain

Wednesday, November 1st 2017

Hi, not only this lesson is easy to understand, but it also interresting.
thanks James

Monday, November 6th 2017

Thanks james

Thursday, November 9th 2017

you are the best teacher ever

Sunday, November 12th 2017

Both your explanation about either and neither were excellent!

Tuesday, November 14th 2017

7/9 not good

Tuesday, November 14th 2017

James, I follow you every day to reinforcement my English. I made my album with some classes from you to consult anytime, thanks a lot

Tuesday, November 21st 2017

by the way 9 of 9

Tuesday, November 21st 2017

Very educative.I love this lesson
Would you please make a lesson on gender, gender in English language confused me sometimes.

Saturday, November 25th 2017

why using a curse I’m just in grade six u know hairy *ss*

Sunday, November 26th 2017

Either I use these correlation conjunctions or no I will decide myself.
The main for me, I must understand them when other people use them.

Monday, November 27th 2017

8/9,should be more carefully, Thanks James,useful content and I learned a lot!!!

Monday, November 27th 2017

    why 8/9

    Monday, November 27th 2017

you’r not only well but olso funny to learn thanks

Monday, November 27th 2017

9/9 you rock !
Not only I finished this quiz but I scored 9/9 points :)

Thursday, November 30th 2017

    Oh, no! I wanted write exactly the same comment! ))

    Thursday, December 14th 2017

Great teaching.. My score is 100 after one listening

Monday, December 11th 2017

Thank you so much, it was brilliant.

Wednesday, December 13th 2017

James, you are THE best!

Wednesday, December 13th 2017

Wow, thanks for this exciting class.

Friday, December 22nd 2017

Terrific! James

Saturday, December 23rd 2017

Thank you James!

Tuesday, January 2nd 2018

thanks a lot for these lessons james, i got 9/9 , thanks for being so useful to me.

Thursday, January 4th 2018

The way that James teach is very interesting and makes me easier to understand the lesson. Thank you very much James :D

PS : I like Mr. E. LOL

Wednesday, January 17th 2018

“Either A or B” is a frustrating expression to me, because apparently it doesn’t have a logical equivalent: depending on the context, it could be an “inclusive or” (A, B or both) or a “selection/exclusive or” (A or B, but not both). Natural language is not as precise as logic, I guess =*

Tuesday, January 23rd 2018

oooh amazing teacher so happy for being member here

Sunday, February 4th 2018


Wednesday, February 14th 2018

Thanks for the lesson, James! I’m so glad that i can improve my english grammar with your help. You are doing a great job!

Thursday, February 15th 2018

i got 9 corect..yeahhhh

Tuesday, February 20th 2018

I got 9! Thanks teacher.

Friday, February 23rd 2018

Not only is your lesson interesting but your voice is also really clear.
Many thanks! :D

Sunday, February 25th 2018

Thanks a lot! Love your lessons! Everything is clear and easy to understand.
But have 1 question:I have a sentence in a book (Neither Jack nor Brian is strong) I think it’s a mistake (is) it should be (are) or it is possible to use singular as well?

Monday, March 5th 2018

    Nope! We use singular verb with either or neither
    so, “Neither Jack nor Brian is strong” is correct one.

    Wednesday, March 7th 2018

      but if both nouns are plural then we use plural verb with that sentence.

      Wednesday, March 7th 2018

Not only your lectures inspired me but it also helps me learn English.

Wednesday, March 7th 2018

Both you and engvid’s team are teaching English very well.

is it correct?

Wednesday, March 7th 2018

Not only did it smell,but it also tasted funny.

Is it mandatory to use the auxiliary verb in the first clause (did it smell)? Could it be: “Not only it smelt, but also tasted funny”?

Monday, April 2nd 2018

9 for 9 ,great!

Monday, April 9th 2018

I love your English lessons! Funny sentences. Thank you!

Friday, April 13th 2018

thank you

Saturday, April 21st 2018

Thanks for the great job

Friday, May 4th 2018

Thanks, James.

Friday, May 4th 2018

i’ve got 100%…thanks a lot

Thursday, May 10th 2018

You got 9 correct out of 9.


Friday, May 11th 2018

i got 10 ^^

Saturday, May 12th 2018

i got 9 on 9
thank you james you are great

Friday, May 18th 2018

the sentence of NOT ONLY : is that wrong if i said :( Not only they live in the same st. ) without (do) ??

Saturday, May 19th 2018

Thank you James for a good lesson! It is a pleasure to see a man who is interested in his job!

Monday, May 28th 2018

Nice class!! thank you!!

Monday, May 28th 2018

Thanks James !

Friday, June 1st 2018

10 out of 10. Thank you. But the verb forms after those conjunctions are always confusing

Sunday, June 10th 2018

Thanks for your lesson but… you say “COOL” TOO MUCH IN EACH LESSON! :P

Monday, June 11th 2018

Thanks a lot David

Tuesday, June 12th 2018

Can i use “either & or” with future tense?

Wednesday, June 13th 2018

Not only was a good lesson but also a very funny. Thanks indeed. I love this engvid.com

Thursday, June 21st 2018

Thanks great teacher

Wednesday, June 27th 2018

Hi James, really good explanation!
Many Thanks

Thursday, June 28th 2018

EngVid.com is very helpful for English learns.

Friday, July 6th 2018


Thursday, July 12th 2018

clearly explained thanks a lot teacher james.

Saturday, July 21st 2018

100 marks,thank you James.

Monday, July 30th 2018

thanks for clear explanation

Friday, September 14th 2018

That’s for the class. That is great

Monday, September 24th 2018

Thank you mr james. you are a great teacher

Monday, October 1st 2018

ํThank you Teacher James. I got 9 out of 9. Great lesson.

Wednesday, October 17th 2018

9/9. Hell yeah
Thank you, Mr.James

Wednesday, October 24th 2018

I got 9 correct out of 9. Thank for Teacher James. I definitely understood it.

Saturday, October 27th 2018

great lesson Mr james I loved it

Wednesday, December 12th 2018

I’ve always had the doubt on neither pronunciation till this moment! Thanks for the class! Was very helpful 😉

Saturday, December 15th 2018

Thank you very much!!!

Saturday, January 26th 2019

Thanks for this video. But I found a mistake.
3. Neither the woman nor the man “were” happy with the answer.
In this case, should be “was”.

Sunday, February 24th 2019

Tnx My bro :)

Saturday, March 9th 2019

Thanks james was soooo helpful

Thursday, March 14th 2019

Thanks james God bless you

Wednesday, March 20th 2019

Thanks a lot for this simple and clear explanation, was a really useful lesson.

Wednesday, April 24th 2019

Great class!!!

Friday, May 10th 2019

10/10…thanks a lot

Sunday, May 12th 2019

Thanks James 100 %

Sunday, May 12th 2019

thanks a lot, your explanations not only are brilliant but also are helping me improve my English skills.

Tuesday, May 14th 2019

Hi James, I appreciate the wonderful class you have here and the example sentences are very nice. ;)
One quick question though, in the no. 3 example you gave in the latter half of the video–
“Neither the woman nor the man were happy with the answer.”
According to one of the grammar book I have (perhaps it’s not so correct?), the verb should be aligned with the subject that is closer to it, and hence in this case the verb should be “was” (to be aligned with “the man”), instead of “were”.
So I’m confused here. It would be great if you could kindly clarify this particular grammatical rule for me. Thanks a lot for your help.

Friday, June 7th 2019

I love quiz.

Thursday, June 13th 2019

I’ve loved your lesson! You’re both a great communicator and an amazing teacher. Thank you!!!

Sunday, June 16th 2019


Friday, June 21st 2019

Thanks. Got 100.

Tuesday, July 30th 2019

Thanks James. I have understood these words.

Tuesday, August 20th 2019

Thanx James, I want to say hello to you and the rest of a students, I am new here, your lessons are great, usefull and you are really funny, I laugh every time I watch your lessons :)).

It is bothering me something in this lesson. I am confused about the tence in sentences when we talk about negation (not only-but also). Example: “Not only was it of great quality, but it was also cheep”

In first part of a sentence we have a question form (not only WAS IT of..), don’t we need to say “Not only IT WAS of great quality, but it was also cheep” ?

other students can also help, thank you

Tuesday, September 3rd 2019


Tuesday, September 3rd 2019

thanks, James. 100%.

Tuesday, September 17th 2019

thank you for this great lesson

Friday, September 20th 2019

Thank you too. I really enjoy your lessons. You are an amazing professor.

Wednesday, September 25th 2019

Today I not only learn many lessons but also do many tests. Besides, I get 100 % correct.
I will keep doing, Thank you all teachers. 🌷🌷

Saturday, October 19th 2019

thank you teacher for your support

Tuesday, February 25th 2020

Both James and other teachers thank you a lot for your job, you’re making the best lessons for any levels which any learner can find it and figure out as easy as ABC, thank you!

Wednesday, March 4th 2020

Hi, James can you please help me? I need a free tool which can check punctuation as I have a presentation tomorrow and i don’t know the punctuation rules. Can you or anyone who knows reach out to me at shaistafizza@gmail.com, thanks.

Thursday, March 12th 2020

Thank you James I got 100%.

Monday, March 16th 2020

Great class, mate. Congrats

Monday, April 13th 2020

I love the way you explain it, thank you so much. By the way I got 100%

Tuesday, June 16th 2020

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