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    #1

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    Hi,

    A: There are apples, bananas, tea, tomatos, and cups on the table.

    B: There are apples, bananas and tea, tomatos and cups on the table.


    I think it is more usual to use "and" in example A. Do you think so?

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: and

    A is correct.

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    #3

    Re: and

    Note: tomatoes.

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    #4

    Re: and

    As a point of interest, I find the placement of "tea" rather strange. It's been thrown in with the foods but it would fit better with the cups.

    There are apples, bananas, tomatoes, tea and (tea)cups on the table.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: and

    Yes. A is true.

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    Re: and

    Quote Originally Posted by aghayerad View Post
    Yes. A is true correct.
    aghayerad, please read this extract from the Forum Rules:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post.

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    Re: and

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As a point of interest, I find the placement of "tea" rather strange. It's been thrown in with the foods but it would fit better with the cups.

    There are apples, bananas, tomatoes, tea and (tea)cups on the table.

    I wonder in English whether or not it is correct to use two "and" in the following sentece.

    The very heathy (food) are milk, butter, and cheese, fruit and vegetable.


    The reason is milk, butter, and cheese belong to one group; fruit and vegetable belong to another.

    I came across such a German sentence, and someone told me there are two "und" (and) because there are two different groups. Is it same in English?

    Thank you!

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    #8

    Re: and

    We wouldn't use an extra "and" unless it was a recognised collocation, ie "fish and chips", "sausage and mash" etc. In your example from German, I would probably put the foods together with others of their group (dairy together, for example) but would still use a series of commas and one "and".

    The very healthy foods are milk, butter, cheese, fruit and vegetables.

    (Note that there are plenty of nutritional therapists who would argue with a statement which includes dairy in "very healthy foods".)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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