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    Usage of And conjugation

    Dear all,

    I am not sure about the the form of the noun after the usage of and in the following case.

    1. The Berlin and the Munich city
    2. The Berlin and the Munich cities

    Which one of the two is correct?

    Many thanks for your support.

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    Re: Usage of And conjugation

    Quote Originally Posted by Taimoor Talpur View Post
    Dear all,

    I am not sure about the the form of the noun after the usage of and in the following case.

    1. The Berlin and the Munich city
    2. The Berlin and the Munich cities

    Which one of the two is correct?

    Many thanks for your support.
    Welcome to Using English, Taimoor. Neither one is correct I'm afraid.

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    Re: Usage of And conjugation

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    Welcome to Using English, Taimoor. Neither one is correct I'm afraid.
    I appreciate your prompt and worthy response. Kindly inform me about the correct structure?

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    Re: Usage of And conjugation

    Quote Originally Posted by Taimoor Talpur View Post
    I appreciate your prompt and worthy response. Kindly inform me about the correct structure?
    The cities of Berlin and Munich.

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    Re: Usage of And conjugation

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The cities of Berlin and Munich.
    I didn't want to go technical that is why I asked an analogous question; but now I think I need to be more precise. The actual question I need to get an answer is
    1. The marginal and the chief ray
    or should it be
    2. The marginal and the chief rays

    I am afraid, the rays of marginal and chief do not sound correct to me.

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    Re: Usage of And conjugation

    Quote Originally Posted by Taimoor Talpur View Post
    I didn't want to go technical that is why I asked an analogous question; but now I think I need to be more precise. The actual question I need to get an answer is
    1. The marginal and the chief ray
    or should it be
    2. The marginal and the chief rays

    I am afraid, the rays of marginal and chief do not sound correct to me.
    I'm afraid I don't understand what marginal and chief rays are.

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    Re: Usage of And conjugation

    Yes, use "rays." There are two of them.

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    Re: Usage of And conjugation

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I'm afraid I don't understand what marginal and chief rays are.
    Neither did I, but this site tells us - and also shows us how the words are used, Taimoor,

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    Re: Usage of And conjugation

    Many thanks, bahisahab and soothingdave. I appreciate your support and consideration. Have a nice evening :)
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Jan-2013 at 23:09. Reason: Changing 'thnx' to 'thanks'.

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    Re: Usage of And conjugation

    Quote Originally Posted by Taimoor Talpur View Post
    I didn't want to go technical that is why I asked an analogous question
    Using the names of cities is not exactly analogous, which is why the suggested rewrite didn't work. City names don't behave the same way as your examples- they very rarely use the definite article, for instance, so you were not substituting like with like.

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