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    #1

    we did it both/all

    Can one say:
    1-We did it both.
    2-We did it both together.

    instead of:
    3-We both did it.
    4-We both did it together.

    respectively?


    Can one say:
    5-We went there all.
    6-We went there all together.

    instead of:
    7-We all went there.
    8-We all went there together.

    respectively?

    It seems to me that 5 doesn't work.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: we did it both/all

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Can one say:
    1-We did it both.
    2-We did it both together.

    instead of:
    3-We both did it.
    4-We both did it together.
    No
    Can one say:
    5-We went there all. No
    6-We went there all together. Yes

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    #3

    Re: we did it both/all

    7-We all went there.
    8-We all went there together.


    Note that these mean different things. Or can. Just cause we all went somewhere doesn't mean we went there together.

    Ditto for the other pair about "doing it" or "doing it together."

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    #4

    Re: we did it both/all

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Note that these mean different things. Or can. Just because we all went somewhere doesn't mean we went there together.

    Ditto for the other pair about "doing it" or "doing it together."
    Typing too fast again?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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