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    Double use of 'And'

    Is it grammatically correct to use the word ‘and’ twice in a sentence? For example, does the following sentence read correctly:

    “I have experience of training and supervising staff and consider myself to be an excellent leader and negotiator.”

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    Re: Double use of 'And'

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    Is it grammatically correct to use the word ‘and’ twice in a sentence? For example, does the following sentence read correctly:

    “I have experience of [in] training and supervising staff and consider myself to be an excellent leader and negotiator.”
    Yes, it's correct. I'd put a comma after 'staff' for clarity - but it's not essential.

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    Re: Double use of 'And'

    Of course. Use the language to make sense, not to placate your misinformed 3rd grade English teacher.

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    Re: Double use of 'And'

    I'd say "experience in" not "of" but that could be a US thing.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Double use of 'And'

    I'd use in too- of suggests that they have done it but not very much or very often.

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