We’re available 24x7 and always on standby and ready to answer calls.

Are there too many "and"s in the previous sentence? Would this be better:

We’re available 24x7 and always on standby, ready to answer calls.

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  • I believe that falls under style not grammar. The most typical form for a flat and'ed list is: this, that, and the other. – candied_orange Aug 17 '15 at 19:46
  • There's more than a hint of redundancy too. – Edwin Ashworth Aug 17 '15 at 20:30
  • No ands: 24x7 our operators are available to address all of your concerns. – Mazura Aug 17 '15 at 20:33
  • @Mazura you should submit that as an answer, it is a good rewrite. – Yeshe Aug 17 '15 at 21:01
  • That's the culmination of an answer I was writing but it's all off-topic except that part and it still doesn't answer the question. – Mazura Aug 17 '15 at 21:16

That is better, yes. I would simply use:

We’re available 24x7, ready to answer calls.


We’re always on standby, ready to answer calls

This is because "available 24x7" and "always on standby" are redundant.


I think there are too many. I suggest,

We’re available 24/7, always on standby, and ready to answer calls.

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