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    both

    Can I say the following in English?
    Are both possible?

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    Re: both

    You can. Do you know the meaning?

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    Re: both

    What's the context? It's correct, but the context would determine whether it's appropriate or not.

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    Re: both

    Please be so kind and give me some examples where the usage of my phrase would be appropriate.

    Can you image a situation where the phrase "Is both possible?" would be possible?

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    Re: both

    The forum works the other way round: you give us a context in which you want use these questions and we comment on them.

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    Re: both

    The problem is, there is no context. I came up with this phrase.

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    Re: both

    Quote Originally Posted by novar View Post
    The problem is, there is no context. I came up with this that sentence. phrase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by novar View Post
    The problem is, there is no context. I made up came up with that sentence. this phrase.
    Quote Originally Posted by novar View Post
    Are both possible?
    Yes, they are.

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    Re: both

    Quote Originally Posted by novar View Post
    Can you image a situation where the phrase "Is both possible?" would be possible?
    Given that both specifically refers to two things, this would be unlikely.

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    Re: both

    Quote Originally Posted by novar View Post
    Can you imagine a situation
    Note the correction.

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