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    #1

    I have a question about using 'and'.

    Hi, teachers.

    Please see the below sentence.

    Winslow Tiles accepts special orders for
    swimming pools and outdoor living areas, but
    they manufacture flooring, kitchen and
    bathroom tiles generally.

    I thought that 'and' should be inserted 'and' between flooring and kitchen.

    Like, "flooring, and kitchen"

    I thought 'and' just connect kitchen and bathroom in the sentence below.
    Therefore,should an additional 'and' be needed?
    I need your opinions.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: I have a question about using 'and'.

    If it means '...they manufacture flooring tiles, kitchen tiles and bathroom tiles, I would leave it as is, or rephrase it like this:

    'They manufacture tiles for flooring, kitchens and bathrooms'.

    If they manufacture other types of flooring, I'd suggest:

    'They manufacture flooring materials, and kitchen and bathroom tiles'.

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    #3

    Re: I have a question about using 'and'.

    I read it that kitchen and bathroom tiles are two types of "flooring" that they manufacture. They manufacture flooring. Kitchen and bathroom tiles generally.

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    Re: I have a question about using 'and'.

    If they manufacture three types of tiles, I would use "They manufacture floor, kitchen and bathroom tiles". I don't like the use of the word "generally" at all. In BrE, they're "floor tiles", not "flooring tiles".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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