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?
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.
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.
Last edited by boozl; 03-Dec-2010 at 21:26. Reason: help
There's nothing wrong with the original 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.