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    and more than once in a sentence

    I found the churlish behaviour very interesting and at times even entertaining and before I knew it the allocated half hour had finished with MPs filing out of the chamber like football fans leaving the stadium after the final whistle.


    Is using the word and more than once in a sentence good practice and should it be avoided and if so why?

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    Re: and more than once in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by boozl View Post
    I found the churlish behaviour very interesting and at times even entertaining and before I knew it the allocated half hour had finished with MPs filing out of the chamber like football fans leaving the stadium after the final whistle.


    Is using the word and more than once in a sentence good practice and should it be avoided and if so why?
    I would replace one or the other with a comma it doesn't much matter which, although my choice would be the first one. The reason is simply that it would read better.

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    Re: and more than once in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I would replace one or the other with a comma it doesn't much matter which, although my choice would be the first one. The reason is simply that it would read better.

    So it is a Myth then? As long as the sentence makes sense 'and' can be used as many times as you want, though it does't appear in many best sellers or newspaper articles.

    bhasiahab,
    could you please answer my question and is there a better way to write the above sentence. There is something not quite right with it.

    Thanks

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    Re: and more than once in a sentence

    There's nothing wrong with the original sentence.

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    Re: and more than once in a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    There's nothing wrong with the original sentence.

    Rover
    Have you an opinion on the use of the word 'and' too many times in a sentence KE?

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    Re: and more than once in a sentence

    I have an opinion. "Too many" times is not good.

    However, how many is "too many" is up for debate. In the hands of a smooth writer, a few extra "ands" are okay.

    In your original, I feel a comma is needed before the second independent clause.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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