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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  04/AGO/2020 7:01 AM
Assunto:  Both ... and...
 
Mensagem:  Both private and public education are good.

Not "educations" because we are thinking of one only one thing, even in Portuguese it would be singular.  We are talking about a unified system. It would be different if we were talking about "private and public schools" (there are many private schools + many public schools - but only a system of education - with a private branch and a public branch in it.)


It´s worth noticing that: When the subject of a sentence is composed of two or more nouns or pronouns connected by and, use a plural verb.

https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/grammar/subject_verb_agreement.html#:~:text=When%20a%20compound%20subject%20contains,the%20boy%20runs%20every%20day.


So, "both private AND public education are good."





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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Both ... and...   –  Kario  03/AGO/2020, 9:05 PM
 Both ... and...   –  PPAULO  04/AGO/2020, 7:01 AM
Both ... and...   –  PPAULO  04/AGO/2020, 7:04 AM
Both ... and...   –  Kario  04/AGO/2020, 8:52 AM
Both ... and...   –  PPAULO  04/AGO/2020, 11:57 PM

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