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Definición de “both” en inglés

both

predeterminer, determiner, pronoun     /bəʊθ/ US  /boʊθ/
A1 (referring to) two people or things together: Both my parents are teachers . They have two children , both of whom live abroad . She has written two novels , both of which have been made into television series . Both Mike and Jim have red hair / Mike and Jim both have red hair . I loved them both/I loved both of them. The problem with both of these proposals is that they are hopelessly impractical . Are both of us invited , or just you? Would you like milk or sugar or both? Both men and women have complained about the advertisement . I felt both happy and sad at the same time . I think it's important to listen to both sides of the argument . Improved childcare facilities would benefit both sexes , not just women. I failed my driving test because I didn't keep both hands on the steering wheel .Both, all, each and every Gramática:BothWe use both to refer to two things or people together:Gramática:Both with nounsWhen we use both before a determiner (e.g. a/an, the, she, his) + noun, both and both of can be used:Gramática:Both with pronounsGramática:Both as a pronounWe can use both on its own as a pronoun:Gramática:Both: positionIf both refers to the subject of a clause, we can use it in the normal mid position for adverbs, between the subject and main verb, after a modal verb or the first auxiliary verb, or after be as a main verb:Gramática:Both in short answersWe use both on its own in short answers:Gramática:Both of or neither of in negative clausesWe usually use neither of rather than both of … not in negative clauses:Gramática:Both … and as a linking expressionWe use both … and to emphasise the link between two things. This makes a stronger connection than and alone:Gramática:Both: typical errors
(Definition of both predeterminerdeterminerpronoun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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