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    Default Something has both advantages and disadvantages

    Hello,

    When we talk about something has both advantages and disadvantages "Une arme a double tranchantes " we say for instance:

    Technology is a double-edged sword.
    or:
    Technology is a two-edged weapon.

    Could you please tell me which sentence is correct?

    Have a nice day,

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    Default Re: Something has both advantages and disadvantages

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    According to dict.cc you can either say double-edged sword or two-edged sword.
    You can also say it cuts both ways.

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: Something has both advantages and disadvantages

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    According to dict.cc you can either say double-edged sword or two-edged sword.
    You can also say it cuts both ways.

    Cheers!
    Thank you very much Nightmare85 and Michael84.

    But which expression is the most common in spoken?

    All the best for you,

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    Default Re: Something has both advantages and disadvantages

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
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    Ok, thank you very much teacher, do you use this expression in your informal spoken?
    Regards

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    Default Re: Something has both advantages and disadvantages

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    I don't, though some people may use this term. I believe that it is an older term and not used very much.
    Thanks a lot for the new information.
    Best wishes

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    Default Re: Something has both advantages and disadvantages

    I use two-edged sword.

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    Default Re: Something has both advantages and disadvantages

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I use two-edged sword.
    Thank you teacher.
    Have a nice day.

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