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    #1

    both ...and

    Hi,

    -Both Emily and Madison are not teachers.

    -I don't want to study English and mathematics.

    -I don't like watching football and playing.

    -I don't like watching football and not playing.

    Are the sentences I have written above are grammatically fine or not?

    Thank you...

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    #2

    Re: both ...and

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post

    -Both Emily and Madison are not teachers. (not natural, I would say "Neither Emily nor Madison is a teacher.")

    -I don't want to study English and mathematics. (OK)

    -I don't like watching football and playing football.

    -I don't like watching football and not playing. (look above. If you meant something else, tell me.)
    * Not a teacher

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    #3

    Re: both ...and

    Quote Originally Posted by SirGod View Post
    * Not a teacher
    I agree with you about the first one. I think #2 and #3 are unnatural sentences, and #4 is OK.

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    #4

    Re: both ...and

    Is the 4 one OK? Thanks.....

    Sorry...I have written the sentences wrong.

    They would be like that:

    -I don't want to study both English and mathematics.

    -I don't like both watching football and playing.

    -I don't like both watching football and not playing.

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    #5

    Re: both ...and

    Please...I don't want the question to be misunderstood.

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    #6

    Re: both ...and

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Please...I don't want the question to be misunderstood.
    All of those sentences are unnatural.

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