I thought the following rule was set in stone: don't use 'and' between a pair of adjectives preceding a noun:
However, someone in the comments on the following question disagrees, saying: it's not a hard rule, it's a matter of style, and here are some examples to back it up.
I thought to get confirmation and a second opinion.
It can probably be generalized to a list
Thanks for confirming what @Lambie said. I have to admit that
It involves a technological, theoretical challenge
didn't sound so good, or at least
It involves a technological and theoretical challenge
sounded better (in the first place).
Moreover, the link that I supplied does say in the beginning that there are exceptions such as
a black and white shirt.
Regarding the suggested link
It suggests a test for coordinate adjectives. First, the test of replacing the comma with an 'and' doesn't clearly say (like @Anton confirmed) that it's a correct option that can be used (until @Lambie corrected me, I thought you can't use 'and' at all). In both cases, it says you shouldn't.
Moreover, according to the test, both of my examples
- It involves a technological and theoretical challenge.
- He wore a black and white shirt.
fulfill the coordinate adjective test, and the link says that comma should be used instead of 'and'. I believe this to be incorrect.
If I had to guess, I think the rule might be related to the order of adjectives:
If the adjectives belong to the same category, then they would naturally pass the coordinate adjective test. However, since they belong to the same category, 'and' should be used instead of a comma. At least I think it applies to my two examples above.
A link on the subject that might be useful: