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both … and

When the correlative conjunction both … and is used, the material appearing after and should correspond in structure to the material following both.

  • Incorrect: Ann enjoyed camping both on the mountains and prairies. [phrase + noun]
  • Correct: Ann enjoyed camping both on the mountains and on the prairies. [both phrases]
  • Incorrect: Nenad liked both to cycle and jog. [to-infinitive + bare infinitive]
  • Correct: Nenad liked both to cycle and to jog. [both to-infinitives]