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    Question 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...


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    Default 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.

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    Default 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.

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    Default Re: Correlative coordinators Vs Correlative subordinators

    Quote Originally Posted by Ilki View Post
    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 View Post
    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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