Thread: Correlative coordinators Vs Correlative subordinators

1. 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...

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Re: Correlative coordinators Vs Correlative subordinators

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.

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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