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    Unhappy a conjunction

    Dear teachers,
    It's my first experience when I meet a conjunction 'and' before 'anyway'. Is there any explanations and what could it mean?

    - Do you always stay here when you come up, Jane?

    - Oh no, indeed. I couldn't afford to, and anyway, I hardly ever leave home these days.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: a conjunction

    'and anyway', or 'and besides' (and so on) - commonly used in spoken English.

    My explanation would be that the coordinative conjunction 'and' joins two independent clauses, 'anyway' being a conjunctive adverb indicating that the second statement follows up on or supports the previous one. So, 'and' and 'anyway' go well together to join two sentences.

    1. I couldn't afford to (stay here).

    -'and'

    2. Anyway, I hardly ever leave home these days.

    1+2

    I couldn't afford to stay here, and anyway, I hardly ever leave home these days.
    Last edited by bianca; 16-Jun-2007 at 16:58.

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