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    The streets are safe to walk (in) both day or night.

    Can we have prepositions in such structures, or is it wrong if we have them?

    This city is a safe place to live (in).

    The streets are safe to walk (in) both day or night.

    The hotel is the great place to stay (in/at) for a vacation.

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    Re: The streets are safe to walk (in) both day or night.

    The streets are safe to walk (in) both day or night.
    Can we use "both" and "or" together ?
    I was taught to use the following pairs:
    both .. and
    either .. or
    neither .. nor
    not only ... but also

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    Re: The streets are safe to walk (in) both day or night.

    Quote Originally Posted by yi-ing View Post
    Can we use "both" and "or" together ?
    I was taught to use the following pairs:
    both .. and
    either .. or
    neither .. nor
    not only ... but also
    No, you can't. Your understanding is correct.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The streets are safe to walk (in) both day or night.

    Both by day and by night.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The streets are safe to walk (in) both day or night.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Both by day and by night.
    That's another correct way to say the same thing.
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    Re: The streets are safe to walk (in) both day or night.

    I found it in Exodus 13:21.

    I found a relevant post at https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...ll=1#post56131
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    Re: The streets are safe to walk (in) both day or night.

    Matthew's link is relevant to the OP's thread, which yi-ing hijacked.

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    Re: The streets are safe to walk (in) both day or night.

    Quote Originally Posted by sania-baharat View Post
    Can we have prepositions in such structures, or is it wrong if we have them?
    They work with the prepositions for me.

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