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    #1

    Smile both ... and

    I decided to study.
    I decided to work.

    I have to study.
    I have to work.

    I want to connect these sentences with both ... and. Thanks

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    #2

    Re: both ... and

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    I decided to study.
    I decided to work.

    I have to study.
    I have to work.

    I want to connect these sentences with both ... and. Thanks
    I have decided to both study and work.
    I have to both study and work.


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    #3

    Re: both ... and

    Is this one wrong?
    I decided both to study and to work.
    Thanks


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    #4

    Re: both ... and

    No - it emphasises your intentions.


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    #5

    Re: both ... and

    Thank you very much Angelika. What about my other sentences.
    I have to work. I have to study. One of the members reply was "I have to both work and study. Is this one wrong? I have both to study and to work. Or I have both to study and work. Or we should keep have to as a modal like should and must together?


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    #6

    Re: both ... and

    All three are perfectly acceptable. Which to use is a stylistic decision - whether you need to emphasise the two actions or not.

    I think the answer to your question about modals is no, you do not have to keep them together in this context.

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