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  1. Odessa Dawn's Avatar
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    #1

    ... by both ...

    "...something that is known by both the speaker or writer and the listener or reader."
    Doesn't to either work better than by both here, please?


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    #2

    Re: ... by both ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Doesn't to either work better than by both here, please?

    No, the meaning would change. If "both" the speaker and writer know it, "either" would not have the same meaning.

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    #3

    Re: ... by both ...

    You could use to both as well.

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