Hi, I searched the forum with "both" and "and" but none of the threads displayed seemed to answer this entry-level question, so I've decided to create this thread with a more helpful title. Please see the following two sentences I've just made up. 1. John and Carl went skiing during the winter holiday. 2. John and Carl both went skiing during the winter holiday. I think #1 means they went skiing either together or separately depending on the context, while #2 means they went skiing separately (if "separately" is the right word).