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    Compound Subject

    1) A, B, and C are best friends.
    2) A, B, C are best friends. In sentence 1, the compound subject used the conjunction "and"(
    A, B, and C) and in sentence 2, without conjunction (A, B, C). Here my doubt is can we use the compound subject without conjunction or it must be necessary for compound subject?

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    Re: Compound Subject

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    You need the 'and'.
    The depressed, the stressed, the lonely, the fearful—all
    have trouble coping with problems. Here no conjunction is used betwwen nouns, why?

    Could we use in this way?
    A series without a conjunction
    Examples:The couch is loud, profane, demonstrative.
    With wisdom, patience, virtue, Queen Victoria directed the course of 19th century England.
    The United States has a government of the people, by the people, for the people.

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    Re: Compound Subject

    Quote Originally Posted by Nanu1 View Post
    With wisdom, patience, virtue, Queen Victoria directed the course of 19th century England.
    The United States has a government of the people, by the people, for the people.
    Both series require and before the last item. The final "Oxford" comma is optional.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Compound Subject

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Both series require and before the last item. The final "Oxford" comma is optional.
    So, those sentences are incorrect?! Please could you look at these and then answer to my question.
    http://msmelancon.tripod.com/sentencepatterns.htm

    http://www.oxfordtutorials.com/TWENT...20PATTERNS.htm
    Last edited by Nanu1; 10-Sep-2017 at 06:29.

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    Re: Compound Subject

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    The depressed, the stressed, the lonely, the fearful—all have trouble coping with problems.
    The couch is loud, profane, demonstrative.
    With wisdom, patience, virtue, Queen Victoria directed the course of 19th century England.

    The United States has a government of the people, by the people, for the people.

    I would not say that these were actually incorrect, but they are written in a rather affected style. Most native speakers/writers would use 'and' before the final item in the list.

    The last example sounds less unnatural because it is so well known and often repeated.
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    Could you tell me are these patterns correct?
    Last edited by teechar; 10-Sep-2017 at 11:54.

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    Re: Compound Subject

    Nanu1,
    Please don't just put links in your posts and expect us to go read them. I removed that link because clicking on external links can potentially be unsafe. Instead, post the excerpt you want to ask about and include a link to the source.

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