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Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #37320: Both and its use
Both and its use
'Both' may be used in different ways :
Her brothers are both teachers. (after an auxiliary)
Their children both play the piano. (before a verb)
Both her brothers are teachers. (before a noun if you want to insist)
Both their children play the piano.
She has seen both films.
She has seen both the films. (with the definite article but mind the structure)
Both of those books are interesting.(with 'of')
Both those books are interesting.
I saw both of them. (with 'of' before a pronoun)
I met both of them.
He has read both books.
He has read the two books. ('both' may be replaced by 'the two')
The two countries are different. (here you insist on the difference)
The two houses are different.
He is both handsome and clever.
She likes both English and French.
He is good at both mathematics and music.
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