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    #1

    both

    Dear teachers,

    Are both of the following constructions with "both" possible? If yes, would they have a different meaning?

    1) Eric and I have been both learning and teaching languages for years.["both" applies here to "learning and teaching"?]

    2) Eric and I have both been learning and teaching languages for years.["both" applies here to "Eric and I" or is it the same as (1)?]

    Many thanks,
    Hela

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    #2

    Re: both

    They're different in meaning to me, and I'd interpret them the way you have.

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    #3

    Re: both

    Thank you.

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