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Would you consider "both" in the following NPs rather as a predeterminer or a conjunction? If it's a predeterminer, it would determine both NPs, right?

The swimming pool is both a great place to relax and a perfect spot to do some exercise.

Thanks so much. (It's my own sentence)

  • Is this homework? – BillJ Oct 20 '18 at 9:45
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    "Both" is a predeterminer in NP structure, e.g. "both the children". But your example is a correlative coordination construction where "both" is paired with "and". Here, "both" is a determinative functioning as a marker of the first coordinate: "The swimming pool is [both a great place to relax and a perfect spot to do some exercise]." – BillJ Oct 20 '18 at 13:28
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"Both" is a predeterminer in NP structure, e.g. "both the children". But your example is a correlative coordination construction where "both" is paired with "and". Here, "both" is a determinative functioning as a marker of the first coordinate: "The swimming pool is [both a great place to relax and a perfect spot to do some exercise]."

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