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

Example:

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

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

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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.

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  • 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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