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    Sentence Formation

    Are these correct? If not, why?
    1. I am working this week and next week.
    2. I am working this week and next.

    3. I am working this and next week.

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    Re: Sentence Formation

    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct? If not, why?
    1. I am working this week and next week.
    2. I am working this week and next.
    3. I am working this and next week.
    Conjunctions join like forms. In 2., and conjoins two unlike forms: a noun phrase, this week, with an adjective phrase, next. To repair it, make next into a noun by adding a determiner, like this,

    2a. I am working this week and the next.

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