Are the two constructions above correct or one of them is incorrect? Which one then?

  • Both of these images resemble an ocean.
  • Both these images resemble an ocean.
  • There’s also: Both images resemble an ocean (also correct and perhaps the best way to say it).
    – J.R.
    Nov 28, 2016 at 9:31

1 Answer 1


Suppose, there are two images, you can say "Both of these images" or "Both these images" to refer to both the images. So, both of your sentences are grammatically correct.

You can also say,

Both images resemble an ocean.

For more information, check : http://www.englishpractice.com/improve/both-and-both-of/

and http://www.grammarbank.com/both-both-of.html

  • Thank you. Oh. btw can we say Either these? Nov 28, 2016 at 10:07
  • If you say 'Either or Either of these images, it could mean 'one or the other image. It doesn't matter which one. I'd advice you to read this link englishbaby.com/lessons/3941/member_submitted/…!! Carefully.
    – yubraj
    Nov 28, 2016 at 10:18
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    @yubrajsharma: You can't say "either these images". That is definitely wrong. You can say "either image", in the singular.
    – TonyK
    Nov 28, 2016 at 12:30
  • Yes, I just realized the mistake, thanks for pointing it out.
    – yubraj
    Nov 28, 2016 at 12:41

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