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The Use Of "And" In Certain Situations

 
 
Reply Mon 3 Aug, 2015 09:53 am

Hi, everyone.

I am unsure of the rules regarding the use of “and” in certain circumstances.
For example:

“Chris went to the shop to get bread and then he drove home.”

In this sentence, when you get to the point where it says “then he drove home” you are expecting another item in the list. In my mind, you are expecting something like:

“Chris went to the shop to get bread and milk.”

I realise the original example should probably be something like:
“Chris went to the shop to get bread, and then he drove home.”

However, I would like to know if there are any rules or guidelines for this sort of thing.

Any help would be appreciated.
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 3 Aug, 2015 10:00 am
@ClarkKent77,
Why can't he get just one item from the store?
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 3 Aug, 2015 10:01 am
@ClarkKent77,
Jes that was also my immediate reaction

Clark, I had to read it four times before I understood your q

Yes the comma helps but the trend is away from its use except where absolutely necessary
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 3 Aug, 2015 12:03 pm
@ClarkKent77,
The sentence is fine the way it's written.
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