Despite what has just been said:

They are SYNONYMS nevertheless.

It's a small car, yet it's surprisingly spacious.

He has a good job, and yet he never seems to have any money.

Considering the explanations above, would you tell me if there is any difference between the followings?


And yet


This means, putting the word and would simply intensifies the matter. Because and also means in addition or something increased.

He has a good job, yet he never seems to have any money - a general sentence.
He has a good job, and yet he never seems to have any money - intensifies the matter and means it's pity that in spite of having a good job, he does not have money.

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  • And is never a preposition. – snailplane Mar 20 '14 at 9:51
  • @snailplane one and one is two. Here, and is a preposition. but I'm removing from this – Maulik V Mar 20 '14 at 9:57
  • @MaulikV Your favorite dictionary is wrong again, I'm afraid. – snailplane Mar 20 '14 at 11:21
  • @snailplane what is it in that sentence then? – Maulik V Mar 20 '14 at 11:26
  • A coordinator (or "coordinating conjunction", if you prefer). – snailplane Mar 20 '14 at 11:27

The 'and' is optional and can be dropped in this case. For me, there's no real difference, apart from the word count.

It's similar to dropping 'that' in the following sentence:

I think that you cause problems. I think you cause problems.

These two sentences have the same meaning: you can simply not add the 'that' in there. It's the same here as the 'and' is purely optional. No change in meaning.

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