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    is this sentence ok?

    "Those handpicked organizations, from the Assembly of First Nations to atheists to Christian denominations, have until the end of the month to make their case."

    Hi,
    I wonder if the kind of construction seen here is considered good English. Here we have a ''from'' folowed by two ''to''. Shouldn't there exist an ''and'' before the second ''to''?
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    Re: is this sentence ok?

    The sentence means:

    "Those handpicked organizations, from A to B, have until the end of the month to make their case."


    It probably could also be said;

    "Those handpicked organizations, (such as, including) the Assembly of First Nations, atheists, and Christian denominations, have until the end of the month to make their case."

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    Re: is this sentence ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    The sentence means:

    "Those handpicked organizations, from A to B, have until the end of the month to make their case."


    It probably could also be said;

    "Those handpicked organizations, (such as, including) the Assembly of First Nations, atheists, and Christian denominations, have until the end of the month to make their case."
    hi,
    thanks.
    so, can I say that the original sentence is not good English?
    thanks.

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    Re: is this sentence ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    "Those handpicked organizations, from the Assembly of First Nations to atheists to Christian denominations, have until the end of the month to make their cases."

    Hi,
    I wonder if the kind of construction seen here is considered good English. Yes, it is.

    Here we have a ''from'' followed by two ''to''. Shouldn't there exist an ''and'' before the second ''to''? No, it's not 'from A to B and C'; it's 'from A to B to C'. (there may also be a D, an E, a G, but they are not all mentioned; just a few examples are mentioned)

    Another example is, 'Everyone from my family to my friends to my coworkers agreed with my decision.'




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