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    The hotel has both an indoor pool and an outdoor pool

    Dear all,

    The hotel has both an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.

    In the sentence above, is the second an (in bold) necessary, or optional?

    Thank you!

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    Re: The hotel has both an indoor pool and an outdoor pool

    I would use the "an".

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    Re: The hotel has both an indoor pool and an outdoor pool

    I would use "an" twice but I would use "pool" only once.

    The hotel has both an indoor and an outdoor pool.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The hotel has both an indoor pool and an outdoor pool

    Or, even shorter, "the hotel has both indoor and outdoor pools."

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    #5

    Re: The hotel has both an indoor pool and an outdoor pool

    I think it depends on the number of pools. If there is one indoor and one outdoor pool, I would use my suggestion. If there are multiple pools of both types, I would use SoothingDave's.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The hotel has both an indoor pool and an outdoor pool

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    In the sentence above, is the second an (in bold) necessary, or optional?
    Necessary IMO.

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