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which one is grammatically correct ?

Both time work for me , or Both time works for me, or Both times work for me ?

I think the answer is : Both time work for me

Although time is always singular word, here the Both makes it plural ! Am I correct?

Thank you.

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  • 'Both times' is correct for scheduling appointments. If 2AM and 3 are good time slots, then both times work for me. Both and Times go together, but the two time slots are what calls for 'both'. Both does not drive Times, the two time slots do. – Yosef Baskin Jul 18 '17 at 23:34
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Your sentence Both time work for me is almost correct.

Because you modify the word time with the quantifier both it then becomes plural = times

Times refers to two specific points in time that are agreed upon for meeting.

The subject of the sentence = Both times which is a plural subject which must then agree with a plural verb = work **NOT works.**

Final result= Both times work for me.

I hope that helps.

  • I don't know who voted down, the question and right answers at same time, Without caring to put a comment ! Thanks, So based your explanation , we can say (for example): Both works are fine not Both work are fine – Red shoes Jul 18 '17 at 23:53
  • Yosef, thank you for your comments. Yes, I'm not sure about all this voting business. I just care about helping folks. Both works doesn't make sense as works in this sense isn't a clear noun to be modified. Here is another example: Both books are fine. – user242899 Jul 19 '17 at 15:55
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"Both times work for me" is the correct phrase.

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