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    Hi,

    I have seen many times in different books writers using this model of the sentence very commonly. In my native language, it is usually quite improper.
    How is it in English?

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    Joe, could you give an example? Usually we don't have so many "ands" in one sentence, that's true. But before I would say it's improper, I'd like to see it.

    Sometimes people can write grammatically but with poor style.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Joe, could you give an example? Usually we don't have so many "ands" in one sentence, that's true. But before I would say it's improper, I'd like to see it.

    Sometimes people can write grammatically but with poor style.
    OK, here it is: "There was a creek some hundred yards from the house and he hauled endless pails of water across the stubble fields and the mud and they heated water and bathed in a tub off the back bedroom on the lower floor and he cut their hair and shaved his beard."

    This is the first which I found out again, but also there have been many others with this "sentence model" more evident.

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    It is grammatical. But I wouldn't want to read it.

    I would suggest you don't copy this style unless (or until) you are a famous author.

    I would have made at least three sentences out of that.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    It is grammatical. But I wouldn't want to read it.

    I would suggest you don't copy this style unless (or until) you are a famous author.

    I would have made at least three sentences out of that.
    Me too.

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