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    Hello ,

    Our professor in university said It's possible to coordinate two different types of words in a sentence in English.

    Can I have a few examples please?!

    Because what ever I have seen so far are the sentences which have the same types of words.
    e.g: John and Mary went to the cinema. ( John and Mary are both nouns)

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Coordinated words in a sentence

    The meaning of the professor's statement is not clear to me. Didn't he or she give any examples? Have you asked the professor for examples?

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    Default Re: Coordinated words in a sentence

    He asked us to find the examples!

    He said in this sentence they are from the same type: John and mary went to the cinema.
    But in English we can use different types of words like this too.
    All the examples we gave him in the class were words from the same type.

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    Default Re: Coordinated words in a sentence

    John (noun) and I (pronoun) went to the cinema.

    How's that?

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    Default Re: Coordinated words in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Catherine 13 View Post
    Hello ,

    Our professor in university said It's possible to coordinate two different types of words in a sentence in English.

    Can I have a few examples please?!

    Because what ever I have seen so far are the sentences which have the same types of words.
    e.g: John and Mary went to the cinema. ( John and Mary are both nouns)

    Thank you
    By "co-ordinate", did he mean "join together using the word AND"? That seems to be the example you gave "John and Mary are ..." and you stated "John" and "Mary" are both nouns.

    Are you trying to write "Noun and adjective are ..." or "Noun and verb are ..." etc?

    I realise that your teacher has asked you to find examples but no-one here yet understands what you are supposed to be finding examples of. Your teacher will have to be more clear.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Coordinated words in a sentence

    You are right.My answer to your question:Are you trying to write "Noun and adjective are ..." or "Noun and verb are ..." etc?
    is yes!
    He meant the same.
    The problem is he is not clear at all.



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    Default Re: Coordinated words in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Catherine 13 View Post
    You are right.My answer to your question:Are you trying to write "Noun and adjective are ..." or "Noun and verb are ..." etc?
    is yes!
    He meant the same.
    The problem is he is not clear at all.


    No, he is not clear! That is a problem, especially for his students.

    Next question - are your examples supposed to follow the same pattern as the original example you gave (which was "noun and noun verb preposition article noun")? If so, 5jj gave you a perfect example in post #4. If you're trying to replace one of the first two nouns with either a verb or an adjective, I can't think of a way to do that.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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