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    #1

    both of you or you both ?

    Hello Teacher, which one is better?

    1) I have arranged for you both to meet with Mr. Xing next Tuesday at 4 pm

    2) I have arranged for both of you to meet with Mr. Xing next Tuesday at 4 pm.

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    Re: both of you or you both ?

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    Hello Teacher, which one is better?

    1) I have arranged for you both to meet with Mr. Xing next Tuesday at 4 pm

    2) I have arranged for both of you to meet with Mr. Xing next Tuesday at 4 pm.
    I'd say 2. But I don't think that necessarily makes it better than 1.

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    Re: both of you or you both ?

    I agree with Raymott, Thomas, and am truly thankful that you did not propose as an alternative one of my pet hates:

    '. . .arranged for the both of you. . . .'

    Rover

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