Questions tagged [conjunction-reduction]

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Does “red apples and bottles” mean “the apples are red and the bottles are red” or “only apples are red”?

What does "Red apples and bottles" mean? The apples are red and the bottles are red too. The apples are red but the color of the bottles is unknown. Which one is right ?
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One adjective for two or more nouns

Could we use one adjective for two nouns? Is the following sentence correct? It has low speed and voltage.
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Which is correct: “building 1 and 2” or “buildings 1 and 2”?

Suppose there are two buildings, numbered 1 and 2. Which of the following is correct? Residents in building 1 and 2 ... Residents in buildings 1 and 2 ... And how about Building 1 and 2 are ... ...
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Is it ok to say “when sad, I often eat a lot of cakes”?

I am pretty sure we can say "You can do it when ready." but I am not sure if we can say When sad, I often eat a lot of cakes Of course, we can say I often eat a lot of cakes when I am sad or I often ...
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How to Avoid Repeating a Subject

Question: Is sentence 2 correct? or Can I remove 2nd and 3rd he in sentence 1? Sentence 1: When Jack saw me, he came over to me, he shook hands,... Sentence 2: When Jack saw me, came over to me, ...
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Shortening “a good boy and a bad boy”

I want to shorten "A good boy and a bad boy" omitting one "boy" because it's being repeated. How can I do that? I mean, which of the followings has the same or similar meaning as "a good boy and a ...
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Use subject in every sentence

In this phrase, is necessary the use of "I" twice? I can do it by myself and I believe that will be no problem Could be: I can do it by myself and believe that will be no problem It looks like ...
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The second verb “BE” can be omitted after “AND”?

Can a second "BE" verb be omitted after "AND"? For example: This book IS good and IS composed of three chapters. Can the second "IS" be omitted?
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Sentence structure: Both + 2 adjectives + noun

Both American and Canadian culture are... Both American and Canadian cultures are... Which sentence is correct?
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Shortening plural s

I got a quick question and don't know how to search for it. I want to write The red car and the green car are moving. But it feels inconvenient to repeat the word "car" so my question is, which ...
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To infinitive or not infinitive?

In the following sentence: "My job was to ride all of the horses and then to feed all of those horses." Do I need a "to" before the word "feed?"
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“I hope and (I) wish that the rest of the staff will be like you.” [duplicate]

Should I repeat on the pronoun "I" in the following sentence: "I hope and (I) wish that the rest of the staff will be like you." Or is it enough to mention the pronoun in this case one time in the ...
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“as” in as (is) permitted by law

Is "is" optional in the following? Do a and b have practically the same meaning? Do the as's have the same meaning in the three sentences? a. You can use portions of the text as (is) permitted by ...
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Is it correct to delete the subject from this sentence to avoid repetition?

Is it correct to delete the subject from this sentence to avoid repetition? I have OSHA and I am certified from the ministry as a ... I have OSHA and a certified from the ministry as a ...... ...
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Usage of multiple “the”

I know about the general rules to avoid the usage of "the" multiple times. However, I am confused about the usage of 2nd "the" in the below sentence. By default, the retirement age is populated as ...
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Conjunction reduction : your address and phone number / your father and your elder brother

How is that you didn't tell us even about your address and phone number ? Are not your father and your brother out of town ? Why is that we have used your just once in first sentence and twice ...
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Coordinating Conjunctions + Conjunctive Adverbs

1- Alexander II was an obscure commander but nevertheless interesting Scottish king. (Full version: Alexander II was an obscure commander but nevertheless Alexander II was an interesting ...
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What kind of reduction is in: “…digging out ancient objects, archaeologists must interpret…”? [closed]

When finished with digging out ancient objects, archaeologists must interpret what they have found. What kind of reduction is in my example?
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As simple be it may

"I feel like anything I say, as simple be it may, you're gonna like me". Is the previous sentence grammatically correct? What is the phrase between the two commas usually referred to as? What exactly ...
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Shall I remove “I am” in the second sentence if two sentences are connected by “and” in the middle?

I am a student at State University and I am pursuing a Master Degree. or I am a student at State University and pursuing a Master Degree. Which one is correct?
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The customer was prevented from spending money and (was?) advised to save a certain amount daily

The customer was prevented from spending money and was advised to save a certain amount daily. Can the was in above sentence removed and the sentence still be grammatically correct ? Sorry this is a ...
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Is it necessary to repeat the determiner “the” in the following case?

which is correct as a title: "The river system and the water supply" or "the river system and water supply"? And would you remove all determiners and leave it like this: "River system and water supply"...