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This aircraft can take off from and land on both land and water.

This aircraft can take off and land on both water and land.

Are both these sentences grammatically correct? If yes, then which one would be more common in idiomatic English? And if one is wrong then please explain why?

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  • Shorter - this aircraft can use both land and water for taking off and landing. Shorter still, this aircraft is amphibious (or an amphibian). Sep 16 '21 at 15:24
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You could say that a plane 'takes off from land', or that it 'takes off on land'. This ngram shows both are used, although 'from' is used a little more.

This aircraft can take off and land on both water and land.

(although some might suggest 'either' instead of 'both')

As you can use either preposition in connection with the takeoff, using two makes the sentence unnecessarily clumsy.

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