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    common adjective

    In the following sentence, does the adjective good apply to both player and writer ..

    He is a good player and writer (he is a good player; he is a good writer)

    Will the meaning change if this was modified as

    He is a good player and a writer (he is a good player; he is a writer)



    Also if in the following sentence does puncuation make a difference

    He is a good player, writer and teacher ..


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    Re: common adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by sharanbr View Post
    In the following sentence, does the adjective good apply to both player and writer ..

    He is a good player and writer (he is a good player; he is a good writer)

    Will the meaning change if this was modified as

    He is a good player and a writer (he is a good player; he is a writer)



    Also if in the following sentence does punctuation make a difference

    He is a good player, writer and teacher ..
    He is a good player and writer - he is good at both.

    He is a good player and a writer - He is good at playing, and is also a writer [not necessarily good]

    He is a good player, writer and teacher - he is good at all these.

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    Re: common adjective

    Thanks ..

    Does the following sentence mean he is a good player and a writer due to the placement of comma

    He is a good player, and writer (he is a good player and not neccessarily a good writer)

    Regards


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    Re: common adjective

    The comma is irrelevant [and unnecessary]. It is the use of the article that indicates two separate statements about him. With the article, you indicate two different things; without the article both are qualified by the one adjective.

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    Re: common adjective

    thanks

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