Copulative – Coordinating Conjunctions

Copulative – Coordinating Conjunctions

Copulative coordinating conjunctions (conjunções coordenativas copulativas) link similar parts of the sentence together with a simple additive effect. Here are a few common examples:
e and nem nor
não só... como também not only...but also tanto...como just as much as
Let’s see some examples of how to use these in a sentence:
Gosto de amarelo e de azul I like yellow and blue
Não tenho sede nem fome I am not thirsty nor hungry
Eu não só canto, como também danço Not only do I sing, but I also dance.
Ela tanto cozinha, como come She cooks as well as eats
mas butcan also be considered part of this group when it is used to mean e and
Example: Ela é bonita, mas também inteligente She is beautiful but also intelligent

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