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Could we use one adjective for two nouns? Is the following sentence correct?

It has low speed and voltage.

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It has low speed and voltage

is correct, but ambiguous. It may mean

It has low speed and low voltage

or

It has voltage and low speed.

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    Agree. The first may be ambiguous but since 'voltage' on it's own doesn't make much sense, more will assume 'low' applies to both 'speed' and 'voltage'.
    – DTRT
    Apr 24, 2014 at 14:14
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Pretend we're starting with these two sentences:

​1. It has low speed.
​2. It has low voltage.

Let's put them together with and.

We can delete repeated material from the beginning of the second clause:

It has low speed and it has low voltage.
It has low speed and it has low voltage.
It has low speed and it has low voltage.
It has low speed and it has low voltage.

Any of these would be okay.

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