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    #1

    both for .... and for...

    Please, which one is better?


    -He was highly respected for both his qualifications and for his helpfulness.

    -He was highly respected for both his qualifications and his helpfulness.


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    Last edited by HifaMo; 21-Feb-2013 at 15:38. Reason: Typo

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    #2

    Re: both for .... and for...

    The second (after adding -ed to 'respect'). (And the first is wrong.)

    You could also write:

    He was highly respected for both his qualifications and his helpfulness.

    And if you want to know why, think about parallelism.

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