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To be exact, it takes 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds. For a long time people did not add these extra hours and minutes and seconds. It was like using a watch that runs slow.

I am so confused with the usage of and in"extra hours and minutes and seconds." I think,according to comma rules, it should be these extra hours, minutes and seconds.

Does "and" use to leave out the repeated word "extra"?

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You can make any list by stringing conjunctions together.

"For my team I choose Mary and Ron and Emily and Jane, but you can have Pete and Caroline and Alan."

That is an expanded way of saying

"For my team I choose Mary, Ron, Emily, and Jane, but you can have Pete, Caroline, and Alan."

They are simply different ways of saying the same thing. Note that the first example is for most purposes needlessly verbose. But sometimes you may wish to emphasize what you are saying by stressing the conjunctions to underscore the additive nature of the list items.

"For my team I choose Mary and Ron and Emily and Jane, but you can have Pete and Caroline and Alan."

That's not the only to emphasize them, but it's a valid and grammatical way to do so.

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