ENGLISHMiscellaneous English Grammar

Usage of AND

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1. Do not use AND between two adjectives that come before a noun unless they describe similar qualities, e.g.

i) a red and green umbrella (two colours, means similar qualities)
ii) a gold and silver bracelet (two materials, means similar qualities)
iii) a hunting and fishing knife (two functions, means similar qualities)

INCORRECT: There is a beautiful and old temple in our colony.
CORRECT: There is a beautiful old temple in our colony.

(BEAUTIFUL and OLD are not similar qualities)

2. Do not use AND after MANY, means you should say ‘many + adjective + noun (without AND)’; e.g.

INCORRECT: I had never seen so many and bright stars in the sky.
CORRECT: I had never seen so many bright stars in the sky.

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