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Is it possible to say: "I am open to BOTH MSc OR Ph.D. positions."?

As I can not possibly have both positions at the same time, using and here seemed a little bit strange to me. I may say "I am open to either an MSc or a Ph.D. position"; However, I got curious about the possibility to say the same thing using both.

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  • Both...and. Either...or. Mar 21, 2020 at 19:50
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    Certainly it's possible to say it. It's not "correct", however.
    – Hot Licks
    Mar 21, 2020 at 20:03

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Just take out the word both. It's generally extraneous and definitely extraneous here. Also, use your punctuation consistently.

I am open to M.Sc. or Ph.D. positions.

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  • Thanks for the response. do you mean it is grammatically incorrect? If I insist on using 'both', do I have to use 'and' and say "to both M.Sc. and Ph.D."?
    – nima
    Mar 21, 2020 at 19:52
  • Please check at the Help Center; answers should be accompanied by linked and attributed supporting references, or if the question is deemed to basic to need them, not given at all. Mar 21, 2020 at 19:58

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