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    #1

    the difference of both of ~ and two of~

    Hello!
    I have a question.
    When native speakers say
    "Both my brothers" , does it imply that he/ she has only two brothers?
    When native speakers say
    "Two of my brothers" ,does it mean he/ she has more brothers than two?

    Could you clarify it for me?
    Also, could you correct the mistake I have made in the statement above?
    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: the difference of both of ~ and two of~

    Quote Originally Posted by WUKEN View Post
    Hello!
    I have a question.
    When a native speaker says;
    "Both my brothers" , does it imply that he/ she has only two brothers? Yes.
    When a native speaker says;
    "Two of my brothers" ,does it mean he/ she has more than two brothers? Yes.

    Could you clarify it for me?
    Also, could you correct the mistake I have made in the statement above?
    Thanks a lot!
    Bhai.

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