1) When do we say « both books » and when do we say « both of the books » ?
2) Are the following structures correct?
a) Both books you lent me are interesting.
b) Both books you lent me I found interesting?
Thank you very much in advance.
1. "Both books" and "both of the books" are interchangeable.
Originally Posted by hela
2. a. is good
2. b. is clumsy. Try "I found both books you lent me to be interesting."
Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
OR. I found both books you lent me interesting.
I liked both books.
Yes, that would work. I normally insert the "to be" if the descriptive word does not immediately follow the noun it describes. :wink:
Originally Posted by henry