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    Smile and while her daughter was asleep

    She wrote mostly in cafes and while her daughter was asleep.


    Why are there two conjunctions in a row--and while? Should I delete "and?" Thanks.

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    Smile Re: and while her daughter was asleep

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    She wrote mostly in cafes and while her daughter was asleep.


    Why are there two conjunctions in a row--and while? Should I delete "and?" Thanks.
    If you got rid of and in that sentence, it would mean that she had the baby every time she was in cafes.

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    Smile Re: and while her daughter was asleep

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    If you got rid of and in that sentence, it would mean that she had the baby every time she was in cafes.

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    Thanks, engee.
    I think I get what you meant.
    The original should go like this:
    She wrote mostly in cafes and (she wrote mostly) while her daughter was asleep.

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    Default Re: and while her daughter was asleep

    Repeating Engee30's post, if you delete and, you'll change the meaning of the sentence. A conjunction joins two like structures:
    She wrote mostly in cafes and [she also wrote] while her daughter was asleep.
    Meaning, she wrote on two occasions: 1) in cafes and 2) at home [while her daughter was asleep].

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    Default Re: and while her daughter was asleep

    Thanks, Soup, for the sharp viewpoint.

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