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    "in" and "and...and..."

    I am fuzzy about understanding the following sentence.

    ".....as the Fraser Institute frets. It simply recognises that such arrangements did not always result in the lowest of the low-paid taking home enough money to feed themselves and their families and provide them with the basic comforts of life at prevailing prices"

    1)Should I interpret "in" as a a particle of the phrasal verb " result in" or as the preposition of the place adverbial "
    in the lowest of the low-paid taking home",which can be placed at the end of the clause like "....such arrangements did not always result enough money to feed themselves and their families in the lowest of the low-paid taking home"?

    2) To my knowledge, "and" can't be used consecutively, like " Red and blue and yellow shirts are hanging on the window", So what is the reason behind the consecutive usage of "and...and" in
    "themselves and their families and provide them...." in the above sentence ?

    Thanks so much

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    Re: "in" and "and...and..."

    Yes, it's a phrasal verb. You seem to have some confusion about the rest.

    It does not result in (X) taking home enough money...

    X = "the lowest of the low-paid"

    Enough money for what?

    For two things:

    1. to feed themselves and their families

    2. and provide them with the basic comforts of life

    I would have used a comma or semicolon to break up the "ands" and used the infinitive to provide a parallel structure. (e.g. "to feed themselves and their families; and to provide them...)

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