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    both...and, as well as

    Dear teachers,

    "both ...and " can always be replaced by "as well as". Is that right?
    For example,
    Most of these resources, both technical and spiritual, are stored in books.
    The sentence can be rewritten as:
    Most of these resources, technical as well as spiritual, are stored in books.
    Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    • Join Date: Jul 2007
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    Re: both...and, as well as

    There are many ways in English language to say the same. It's the beauty of almost every language.
    Here is no exception, however the second sentence sounds a bit better to me. It's not that it is preferable - more of a subjective approach.


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