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Sunday, July 17, 2016


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As I have some problems with articles,this post is of interest to me.While I knew some answers there,question 3 seems confusing for me...

me too

In the second one, you suggested BOTH THE YOUNG AND OLD instead of using BOTH YOUNG AND OLD. But here BOTH is already a determiner.So, BOTH THE are determiners. How two deteminers sit side by side?

@Hasib Clearly we can have two determiners together; the question is how does it change the meaning?


It's very normal to write "both the..." in English.

For example, try putting this phrase into Google: "both the young and the old" (make sure you put speech marks around the phrase).

You should see lots of examples of this phrase being used by English speakers.

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