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    Question Both ... and in a negative clause

    Researchers examined a specimen looking for quality A and quality B but did not fine either one.
    Which sentence is correct/incorrect/preferred?

    We did not find both A and B.
    Both A and B were not found.
    We did not find A or B.
    We found neither A nor B.

    Thanks for helping.

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    Default Re: Both ... and in a negative clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Gbaley View Post
    Researchers examined a specimen looking for quality A and quality B but did not fine either one.
    Which sentence is correct/incorrect/preferred?

    We did not find both A and B.
    Both A and B were not found.
    We did not find A or B.
    We found neither A nor B.

    Thanks for helping.
    Welcome to the forums.
    Sentences 3 and 4 are correct. The first two are incorrect.

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