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Autor:  Tiago
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Data:  11/SET/2005 7:02 PM
Assunto:  Both
 
Mensagem:  Hellen Keller wrote:
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1- Why is "Both" after "are"? Does it have a rule?
Could I say " Both Jean and Paul wearing blue jeans. Does it have the same meaning?

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You could start the sentence with both as well. But you cannot ommit the verb to be:


Both Jean and Paul are wearing blue jeans.


Hellen Keller wrote:
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2- Jeans is plural like shorts, pants, etc. How can I write this sentence using a singular word:

Jean and Paul are both wearing a blue shirt. Is it correct?

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I'd rather say:


Jean and Paul are both wearing blue shirts.


Unless they are wearing the same blue shirt, which would be pretty odd...


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Both  –  Hellen Keller  11/SET/2005, 11:50 AM
 Both  –  Tiago  11/SET/2005, 7:02 PM
Both  –  Mason  14/SET/2005, 2:42 AM

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