[Ads-l] To both-have

Salikoko S. Mufwene s-mufwene at UCHICAGO.EDU
Mon Aug 31 04:10:27 UTC 2015


Doesn't it depend on context? Check the following examples:

Both John and Mary are my friends
*Each John and Mary are my friends
??Each of John and Mary are my friends
*All John and Mary are my friends
*All of John and Mary are my friends
I like both John and Mary
*I like each John and Mary
??I like each of John and Mary
*I like all John and Mary
*I like all of John and Mary (Not to be confused with "I like all about 
John and Mary")
John and Mary are both my friends
?John and Mary are each my friends
John and Mary are all my friends

I'm of course not a native speaker... and my intuitions may be questionable.

Sali.

On 8/30/2015 9:17 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 9:40 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com>
> wrote:
>
>> The word "both" can be replaced with
>> "each" or "all," for example.
>>
> I agree.
>
>

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