As advised by @TRomano in my previous question concerning the use of Either in a negative sentence I ask about the word
both in the same role. Here are the examples:
- Both this and that fruit are not tasty.
- Both cars are not for sale.
- Both students will not be restricted.
- Both of the lakes are not polluted.
- Both paths have not been taken.
Do those sentences sound unnatural? May be even ungrammatical? Or maybe just slightly off?
As I mentioned in my other question, I do not need any help rephrasing those statements using
neither. That's an obvious way and a good one too.
My particular concern here is the word
both being used for subject in a negation.