There are items on my desk which also exists on another desk on my office. In my to-do list, I put down:
However, it sounded strange as the sentence is barraged with 'the's. I tried replacing 'the's with 'my's:Go to the office, and the collect trackball, the external hard disk, the mouse and the cooler fan.
It still sounded strange. I realised that I cannot replace those 'the's with 'a's, otherwise I would change the whole meaning. I wanted to get a specific item in the office, not any item. What is the correct way of putting it all together?Go to the office, and my collect trackball, my external hard disk, my mouse and my cooler fan.
Last edited by ikel; 13-Dec-2013 at 00:25. Reason: clarification
Lists often take this form: A,B,C and D
You can add articles or pronouns for the first and last item, or even every item e.g. if you wish to create emphasis.
I lost my wallet, keys and phone.... or ....I lost my wallet, my keys and my phone - emphasizes personal nature of "loss"
I saw the Grand Canyon, Empire State building and Statue of Liberty.
I found a spoon, fork and a knife.