Is this sentence correct?

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I’m not a fan of starting a sentence with a preposition. I believe it’s ok, but I’m not completely certain. Also, I don’t like the use of the word and twice there in the same sentence like that.

I would rewrite and structure the sentence differently. It also feels like a run-on sentence to me, but I’m no expert and have been out of school for a long time now.

I was curious so I Googled it and this site came up, so I decided to post a question see what response I got.

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    Welcome :-) As you can see, a more-or-less "bare" question just asking "is the sentence correct" is not really the best sort of question to ask here. I have a couple of questions for you: What do you think is wrong with this sentence? What about it bothers you? Where else have you looked to see whether it might be right? What did those sources have to say, and why did they not answer your question. Put the answers to these questions back in your original post by editing it and then we'll get you a better answer! Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 14:31
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    What do you mean by “correct”? Are you concerned with grammar or orthography or style? Many of us would certainly add a comma but that isn’t a matter of the sentence structure as you would have it.
    – tchrist
    Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 16:31
  • I’ve tried to edit your question to make what you’re asking clearer. If in so doing I’ve accidentally misrepresented your question, then I’m sorry and you should please feel perfectly free to edit it yourself so that it says what you meant it to say.
    – tchrist
    Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 16:37
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    I would add that while there's nothing wrong with starting a sentence with a preposition, to is not a preposition here.
    – choster
    Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 17:12
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    "Structurally sound" is not a term with a clear meaning, you'll have to be more precise. The sentence is grammatically and syntactically impeccable, and it's still not quite clear why you think it might not be. A run-on sentence is something different, and as choster says, there is nothing wrong with starting a sentence with a preposition (which is why it is possible in the first place), but that is not even relevant here as your sentence does not begin with a preposition. The rest of the question is a duplicate, and I am closing it as such.
    – RegDwigнt
    Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 17:55

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Yes, this is correct. There is nothing wrong with using "and" more than once in a sentence.

In a single list you would not normally use more than one conjunction ("apples and oranges and pears"), but even then it is not wrong, just more words than you need. It is quite common in verse ("lions and tigers and bears, oh my!").


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