Drinking and driving is dangerous.[1]

Texting and driving is dangerous.[2]

Yes, texting while driving is criminal.[2]

Both styles are common, are both grammatical too? And which is more common and preferred?

  • Personally, I think, both are grammatical; 'while' is less common. And as google-ngram has got no entries for 'drinking while driving is' but got many for 'drinking and driving is' link: books.google.com/ngrams/… – Zeeshan Ali Feb 13 '19 at 14:14
  • “I know eating and drinking while driving is dangerous, but I see many drivers doing it.” – Zeeshan Ali Feb 13 '19 at 14:14

I, personally, find records of only the "Drinking and driving" type of structures on N-grams.

Regardless of which is common, both are grammatically sound;

  • (The act of) Drinking and driving is dangerous.
  • (The act of) Texting and driving is dangerous.
  • Yes, (the act of) texting (while you're) driving is criminal.

"Drinking and driving" would take singular verb when it means or refers to "Drinking" while "driving", otherwise a plural verb would be used. For example;

  • Drinking and driving are two different things.
  • Both drinking and gambling are socio-economic evils.

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