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using an article after a conjunction

 
 
librax
 
Reply Wed 8 Jul, 2015 09:27 pm
Which is correct; a daunting & an overwhelming or a daunting and overwhelming task
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2015 09:57 am
@librax,
The second one is better.
librax
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jul, 2015 08:52 pm
@InfraBlue,
Thanks, but are both forms considered correct?
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Reply Fri 10 Jul, 2015 02:42 am
@librax,
Maybe the first one isn't considered exactly incorrect, but awkward and ugly. There's no need for the second article and native speakers wouldn't insert one there.

Edit: If somone were giving a speech, perhaps a political speech, and really wanted to intensify those adjectives, s/he might choose to add the second article, but that's not normal speech. Or writing.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jul, 2015 12:12 pm
@librax,
librax wrote:

Which is correct; a daunting & an overwhelming or a daunting and overwhelming task


If you take out the first expression (a daunting), you would say an overwhelming task. The article goes with the word it's modifying; the conjunction isn't relevant. Therefore, the first sentence is correct:

a daunting and an overwhelming task

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