Would you rather eat a hamburger or a hot dog?
Connectives are words that link two different ideas. Examples include 'either/or', 'neither/nor', 'whether/or', and 'rather/or' Using connectives can help you express complex ideas in a clear and concise way. Pay close attention to how connectives are used in your reading and writing to help you communicate effectively!
Either/Or: A connective used to offer a choice between two options. Neither/Nor: A connective used to negate both of two options. Whether/Or: A connective used to present a possible choice between two options.
When faced with a difficult situation, would you rather:
- Attempt to fix the problem yourself
- Ask for help from someone you trust
- Give up and move on to something else
Rather is an adverb meaning Neither and nor can be used together to mean Whether is used to introduce a question, or to talk about two options when making a choice
Did you know?
What are the similarities between 'either or' and 'neither nor'?
When would it be more appropriate to use 'rather or' or 'whether or' in a sentence?
Can you explain the difference between using "either/or" and "neither/nor" in a sentence?
How have you used 'either or', 'neither nor', 'rather or', and 'whether or' in your writing?
What strategies could you use to remember when to use each of these connectives?