What is the correct way of punctuating repeating phrases in a sentence? Are commas and semicolons required?


"There are questions after questions after questions after questions on page after page."

BTW, let's assume the extra repetitions are necessary.


No, you usually wouldn't use any sort of punctuation in a construction like that.

You give me assignment after assignment after assignment. I can't handle all this stress!

That being said, you usually wouldn't go past three repetitions. "Question after question after question after question" starts to get a bit awkward.

  • Gertrude Stein agrees with you – Third News May 8 '14 at 1:22
  • I looked her up, and I can't see how that's relevant. – Joe Z. May 8 '14 at 1:35
  • "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose" – Third News May 8 '14 at 1:36
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    I see. Never heard of that quote before. – Joe Z. May 8 '14 at 1:37

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