# Correlative coordinators Vs Correlative subordinators

• 23-Dec-2011, 00:53
symaa
Correlative coordinators Vs Correlative subordinators
Hello,

Concerning the below expressions, they areCorrelative coordinators and Correlative subordinators at the same time but would you please tell me how can I make the difference between them?

Either....or...
Neither....or..
No sooner....than...
Not only....but also...
Whether....or...
Hardly....when...
Scarcely....when...

Thank you in advance.
• 23-Dec-2011, 10:51
Ilki
Re: Correlative coordinators Vs Correlative subordinators
Correlative linkers consist of two words. When one of them introduces a subordinate clause, a clause that modifies another clause that contains it, we have a corr. sub. Otherwise a corr. coor.
• 23-Dec-2011, 13:51
5jj
Re: Correlative coordinators Vs Correlative subordinators
Either....or..., Neither....or.., Both ... and ... Not only... but (also) are correlative coordinators. . No sooner....than..., Whether....or..., Hardly....when... , Scarcely....when... are correlative subordinators.
• 24-Dec-2011, 14:40
symaa
Re: Correlative coordinators Vs Correlative subordinators
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ilki
Correlative linkers consist of two words. When one of them introduces a subordinate clause, a clause that modifies another clause that contains it, we have a corr. sub. Otherwise a corr. coor.

Thank you so much for your answer. These correlative conjunctions join: noun & noun, adjective & adjective, phrase & phrase, and clause & clause.Yet, as I've read eralier, all these correlative conjuctions can be be both correlative coordinators and subordinotors. But teacher 5jj has clarified it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5jj
Either....or..., Neither....or.., Both ... and ... Not only... but (also) are correlative coordinators. . No sooner....than..., Whether....or..., Hardly....when... , Scarcely....when... are correlative subordinators.

Okay, thank you so much for the clarification
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All the best for you, and thank you again.

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