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    Default Mothers with babies, the elderly, the disabled

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    1. Mothers with babies, the elderly, the disabled are all fair game.
    2. Mothers with babies, the elderly, and the disabled are all fair game.

    I think that sentence 2 is grammatical. What do you think of sentence 1?

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    Default Re: Mothers with babies, the elderly, the disabled

    Sentence two is correct.

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    Yes, sentence 2 is correct, and sentence 1 is...

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    Default Re: Mothers with babies, the elderly, the disabled

    It's a common way of writing. It's a style.

    I'd prefer #2 because it's more standard, but I wouldn't say #1 was wrong.

    Mothers, the elderly, the disabled: all are fair game.

    That works too.

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    Default Re: Mothers with babies, the elderly, the disabled

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post

    Mothers, the elderly, the disabled: all are fair game.
    That works too.
    Mothers, the elderly, the disabled - all are fair game.
    So does a dash.

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    Default Re: Mothers with babies, the elderly, the disabled

    In speech, number 1 wouldn't raise many eyebrows.

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