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Both means 'the one and also the other of two persons/things etc'.
Both and both of
Before a noun with a determiner (the, this, my, your, those etc.) both andboth of are both possible. In American English, both of is common.
Before a personal pronoun we use both of. Note that both of is followed by the object form of the pronoun.
Note that both of us/you/them can be the subject or object of a clause.
Both can be put after pronouns used as objects.
Both and neither
To mean 'none of the two', we use neither, not both…not.
We often drop the or a possessive after both.
Position of both
When both refers to the subject of a clause, it can go with the verb. It is put after auxiliary verbs and before other verbs. When there are two auxiliary verbs, both usually goes after the first.
Note that these meanings can also be expressed by using the structureboth (of) + noun/pronoun.
Both … and …
The same kind of words or expressions usually follow both and and.
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