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    Both

    hello,

    If someone said:Jack is not good at both basketball and football.

    is it still possible that Jack is not good at basketball but good at football?



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    Re: Both

    Quote Originally Posted by tomcao View Post
    hello,

    If someone said:Jack is not good at both basketball and football.

    is it still possible that Jack is not good at basketball but good at football?


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    (not a professional teacher) Yes. The sentence is ambiguous and allows for that possibility. To be clear, something like, "Jack is not good at either basketball or football" or, "Jack is good at football but not at basketball" might be preferable.

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