1. I want three notepads of the same size and of different colors.

  2. I want three notepads of the same size and different colors.

  3. I want three notepads of the same color and size.

  4. I want three notepads of the same size and of the different colors.

Which one or ones are correct?

  • Number 3 doesn't mean the same thing as the rest of them (same size and same colour, rather than same size and different colour). "Notepads" is not spelled correctly in 1 and 2. – SteveES Apr 4 '17 at 9:15
  • Are these correct?Though number 3 has not same meaning, is it grammatically correct? – Abdul Kaium Tanvir Apr 4 '17 at 9:22

1 and 2 are correct (grammatically), but you would usually use "but" instead of "and" in such sentences, since there are opposite adjectives being used ("same" and "different").

3 would also be correct but with a different meaning.

4 is definitely not correct. You would not use "the" before "different colors".

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  • Right. Different is indefinite, since all it means is 'not the same', and that can be in any dimension, so there are many possibilities. Hence no the (which is for definite noun phrases only) before different colors, – John Lawler Jun 18 '17 at 17:35

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