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For many years the idea as to if the Xenomorph employed an

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For many years the idea as to if the Xenomorph employed an exoskeleton or endoskeleton plagued debates and discussions with unanswered questions; however, recent ideas based on Dr. Wren's studies suggest that the Xenomorph may employ an endo-exoskeleton: a skeletal structure that exists as both an epidermal structure and as a subdermal structure.

(A) the idea as to if the Xenomorph employed an exoskeleton or
endoskeleton plagued debates and discussions with unanswered
questions; however, recent ideas based on Dr. Wren's studies suggest
that the Xenomorph may employ an endo-exoskeleton: a skeletal
structure that exists as both
(B) the idea as to whether the Xenomorph employed an exoskeleton or
endoskeleton plagued debates and discussions with unanswered
questions; however, recent ideas based on Dr. Wren's studies suggest
that the Xenomorph may employ an endo-exoskeleton: a skeletal
structure that exists as both
(C) the idea as to whether the Xenomorph employed an exoskeleton or
endoskeleton plagued debates and discussions with unanswered
questions; however, recent ideas based on Dr. Wren's studies suggests
that the Xenomorph may employ an endo-exoskeleton: a skeletal
structure that exists both as
(D) the idea if the Xenomorph employed an exoskeleton or endoskeleton
plagued debates and discussions with unanswered questions; however,
recent ideas basing on Dr. Wren's studies suggest that the Xenomorph
may employ an endo-exoskeleton: a skeletal structure that exist both as
(E) the idea as to whether the Xenomorph employed an exoskeleton or
endoskeleton plagued debates and discussions with unanswered
questions; however, recent ideas based on Dr. Wren's studies suggest
that the Xenomorph may employ an endo-exoskeleton: a skeletal
structure that exists both as
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24 Sep 2003, 04:11
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Why do we have to use "as both X and as Y" construction?
Alternatively, is it correct to say "as both X and Y" since we have no any idiom connected with "as"?

The only idiom here, to my mind, is "both X and Y"
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24 Sep 2003, 04:47
Never should we use "as both X and as Y" construction.
The correct construction is BOTH AS X AND AS Y, which is employed in the correct version.

Additionally, we may use this construction in a number of ways.
I was accepted both by Stanford and by Harvard.
I plan to visit a bar both with my firends and with my parents.
My friend earns money both by buying and selling old cars and by trading in copper scrap.
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24 Sep 2003, 04:51
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You're right!
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