Questions about coördinating conjunctions, such as “and”, “but”, “or”, “nor”, and “so”.

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Duplicate auxiliary verbs in a sentence?

What is a general rule for use of auxiliary verbs in sentence? Should we duplicate it or not? For instance, It is available for every item and (is) used with . . .
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What is the name of the clause stating that the expected result did not follow the cause stated in the main clause?

What is the name of the clause stating that the expected result did not follow the cause stated in the main clause? "He did not succeed although he worked hard." concessive clause (1st clause = ...
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Is it “get” or “gets” in “Nobody move and nobody get(s) hurt”? [duplicate]

Which of these is correct? 1.) "Nobody move and nobody gets hurt." or should it be, 2.) "Nobody move and nobody get hurt." Here's some related info in wikipedia.
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Is *aware of* grammatically correct in this sentence?

Is there a better way to write this? After you called me at home – angry about a request I did not make, nor was aware of – I cried in front of my family. Second, is of a dangling participle in ...
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Between you and (“me” or “I”)? [duplicate]

Is it correct to say "between you and me" or "between you and I"? I am not a native English speaker, so please bear with me.
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Using 'for' as a coordinating conjunction at sentence beginning

As I understand it, 'for' is a coordinating conjunction. Learning German as a second language has taught me specifics about reforming sentences, but it is an awful lot less common in English. If I ...
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Can more than one coordinating conjunction be used in a sentence?

Can more than one coordinating conjunction (and, but, or, etc.) be used in a sentence? For example: "It was never my intention to become wealthy, but opportunities seemed to just happen, and I was ...
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Using the FANBOYS “for” in a series

I have a sentence that is constructed the same as this one: She bought food for a black cat, a white horse, a red dog, and a green frog. However, I feel the comma does not give enough pause for ...
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Number of noun modified by coordinated PP: “the [X-sg] of [Y] and [Z] is”, or “the [X-pl] of [Y] and [Z] are”?

I've tried searching Google and StackExchange for this one, but I find it difficult to state the problem generally and therefore have had no luck so far; apologies if the answer is already out there ...
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Coordinating conjunction and subordinating conjunction

The joining-comma rule mentions that two complete clauses may be joined with a comma if the clauses are short or the comma is followed by a coordinating conjunction. So, I suppose that I should write ...
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Can the coordinating conjunction 'yet' follow a subordinating conjunction?

Is it grammatically permissible by the rules of Standard English for the coordinating conjunction ‘yet’ to follow a subordinating conjunction? For example, take the sentence: Although it is early, ...
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Comma placement following a coordinating connector

Is there a de jure standard in print media for comma placement following a coordinating connector? The situation is perilous, but if we are prepared to act promptly, there is still one chance of ...
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Coordination in “both…and”

Here's one sentence from "The grammar book. An ESL/EFL teachers course by Celce-Murcia and Larcen Freeman. In some preliminary research Bergsnev(1976) has shown that abstract nouns derived ...
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Having a laptop connected to the electrical socket

While asking a laptop related question over on Superuser, I wrote down a list of things I did trying to fix the problem. One of the list items was that I tried running the laptop powered by its ...