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    a dog, a cat; a dog and a cat

    Mrs. B had a dog, a cat, a fish and a pig.
    Mrs. B had a pig and a dog and a cow and a horse.


    What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences?

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    Re: a dog, a cat; a dog and a cat

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Mrs. B had a dog, a cat, a fish and a pig.
    Mrs. B had a pig and a dog and a cow and a horse.


    What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences?
    The 1st has a dog, a cat, a fish, and a pig.
    While:
    The 2nd has a pig, a dog, a cow, and a horse.

    They have different animals....

    Well,
    When we´re given many items, we express them as A, B, C, D, and E. The 2nd has too many ¨and´s¨ which doesn´t look good in a sentence.


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    Re: a dog, a cat; a dog and a cat

    Dear,


    The first sentence is more logical than the second in written english
    or when narating a story. The repetion of " and " in the second sentence
    maybe used for confirmation.


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    Last edited by saleemabu; 29-Aug-2007 at 07:18.

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    Re: a dog, a cat; a dog and a cat

    I think you mean the repetition of ¨and¨.

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