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Aturan penggunaan conjunction 'both and' dan contoh kalimatnya

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Secara harfiah, kata hubung 'both and' ini berarti “kedua-duanya”, yang mengacu pada dua subjek atau dua benda. Karena menggunakan dua subjek atau dua benda, maka setelah conjunction both and harus diikuti dengan verb plural atau jamak.

Berikut ini adalah beberapa contoh penggunaan kata conjunction both and:

  1. Both of my father and my brother are stubborn.
  2. Both Tono and Susi were in the school yesterday morning.
  3. Both Andi and Tia are working hard so they can win the competition.

Seperti yang dapat dilihat pada beberapa contoh diatas, kata are dan were merupakan verb jamak yang menunjukkan keberadaan dua subjek.

Ada beberapa prinsip yang perlu diingat saat menggunakan kata hubung ini. Prinsip pertama adalah jenis kalimat yang dipergunakan untuk kata hubung ini adalah kalimat positif. Prinsip kedua adalah selalu menggunakan dua buah subjek yang paralel atau setara agar bisa menjadi sebuah kalimat yang menarik.

Berikut ini adalah beberapa contoh penggunaan kata conjunction both and  dengan menggunakan subjek yang sama atau paralel:

Clause dan Clause

  • Both reasons why Tia will go to Europe is to have a vacation and she will visit her friends in there.
  • Both Annie knows about the event is that it should be a surprise party and it should be full of friends from all aroudn the world.

Noun dan noun

  • Both Tina and Andi don’t like to watch horror movies
  • Both Lili and her friends are too stupid to realize that they were not supposed to lie to their mother.

Verb dan verb

  • Diane both eat and sleep in the same room, since her apartment is so small
  • Andi both clean and iron his clothes yesterday.

Adjective dan adjective

  • Tatiana is both beautiful and intelligence, that makes her get many compliments from her friend.
  • Being in the same room with her boss make Susi both feel nervous and excited in the same time.

Adverb dan adverb

  • My father has two jobs, both in the mall and in the workshop that make him never get enough sleep.
  • She get all of her stuff both from the market and the garage sale.

Bisa dikatakan bahwa penggunaan kata conjunction both and tergolong sangatlah mudah. Sepanjang ada dua buah kata atau klausa yang paralel atau setara, maka kedua kata tersebut bisa digabungkan menjadi satu dengan kata hubung ini.

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