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I saw this on the grammar section of a standardized test.

The subjects they picked ranged from Dust Bowl refugees to civil rights activists, Olympic champions to labor organizers, land disputes to the growth of suburbia.

Why is there no "and" before "land"?

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  • why do you think there should be one? Jan 10, 2021 at 22:29
  • well because there needs to be an and at the end of a list
    – Monkey Man
    Jan 10, 2021 at 23:26

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The subjects they picked ranged from Dust Bowl refugees to civil rights activists, Olympic champions to labor organizers, land disputes to the growth of suburbia.

The reason is that you would also have to include "from".

The subjects they picked ranged from Dust Bowl refugees to civil rights activists, from Olympic champions to labor organizers, and from land disputes to the growth of suburbia.

If you don't include "from" then you have to put "and" directly next to "land" and that destroys the grammatical structure of the list.

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