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Mike12345

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1 He refused to accept Tom's advice and Lucy's advice.

2 He refused to accept Tom's advice or Lucy's advice.

Teachers, Which sentence is correct? I think Sentence 2 is correct, in that refuse is a negative word, which is kind of like "did not".
 

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They both work but we wouldn't repeat "advice".

He refused to accept Tom and Lucy's advice.
He refused to accept Tom or Lucy's advice.
 

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If you need to clarify that the advice of Tom came independently of that of Lucy, you could say, "He refused to accept the advice of both Tom and Lucy." or "... the advice of either Tom or Lucy".

I think Sentence 2 is correct, in that refuse is a negative word, which is kind of like "did not".
You can't use that as a rule here. As in ems' post, and my example above, you can use either (both), as long as it's clear.
 
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