What is the rule for placement of the word ‘both’ in a sentence? For example, do you say:
The movie disappointed in both its acting and its direction.
The movie disappointed both in its acting and its direction.
I admit it’s a small, maybe trivial, point, but I always have trouble deciding which to use.
(BTW, I did do a search for the answer to this pretty basic question, but the word ‘both’ is so common that the search results get hugely diluted with irrelevant hits. Thanks!)