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Hello! Please look at the following sentence:

The letter is addressed to them both.

My questions:

a) Is "both" there a pronoun or a determiner?

b) Can I change "them" to the+noun? For example, "The letter is addressed to the children both."

c) According to this cite https://www.eltconcourse... :

Only all and both can follow the noun or pronoun they determine:
    the ladies all arrived late
    the children both cried

    They all complained

As I learned, "both" can be either a main determiner ("both children") or a predeterminer ("both the children"). The latter should precede the main determiner.

What type of determiner is it in "The children both cried"? Or, is it a pronoun?

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