As is known, the degree of linearity of the correlative conjunction
is determined by the correlation coefficient R between IcHi and ni, where i = 1,2, ..., N; N is the number of points pairs (IcHi, ni).
* Category of structural parallelism: Verb Phrasal, Noun Phrasal, Adjectival, Adverbial, Correlative Conjunction, Clausal, and Comparative.
The results show that the two groups had exactly the same level of difficulty in recognizing these structures, [rs(7) = 1.0], with verb phrase parallelism being the easiest to recognize followed by adverb, noun phrase, adjective, correlative conjunction, clause, and then comparison being the hardest to recognize.
The experiment concludes that the degree of accuracy in learners' use of parallelism does indirectly reflect proficiency and that parallelism categories are ranked in ascending order of difficulty as follows: verb phrases, adverbs, noun phrases, adjectives, correlative conjunctions, clausal, and comparative structures.
Correlative conjunctions create Correlative Parallelism by the sheer fact that these conjunctions always consist of two parts, each introduces one member in a pair of linguistic units; the units conjoined this way forma correlative parallel structure.
Subject-verb agreement questions concentrated on tricky issues: disjunctive subjects found with correlative conjunctions
, such as "Neither his sisters nor his brother (is/are) coming" and subject-verb agreement in dependent clauses like "He is one of the boys who (was/were) chosen." The questions suggest, again, consultants needed a bit more practice analyzing syntax so they could select the correct number of a verb.