Questions tagged [coordination]

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“…the person or body who…” vs. “…the person or body which…”

When referring to both natural and non-natural persons (i.e. organisations) at the same time, is it appropriate to use 'which' or 'who'? For example: 1. '... request the person or body who has the ...
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Commas after coordinating conjunctions at the beginning of a sentence?

I asked a question like this before, but I didn't give my reasoning. I'm asking about the comma after "and," "but," "or," "then." I have the idea that if you begin a sentence with either one of those ...
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Is this correct? “…the user has either finished dragging or dragged out of the upload modal an item”

Creates an action to indicate that the user has either finished dragging or dragged out of the upload modal an item. My intent is for "an item" to serve as object for both 'dragging' and 'dragged.' ...
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Correct or not: noun and adjective being predicative together

I'm thinking about such a sentence: He is a lawyer, arrogant and smart. or He is an idiot, arrogant and short-sighted. Please note that here I just want to list the noun and the ...
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Comma or semicolon between independent clauses that have internal commas and that are joined by a coordinating conjunction

In high school I learned that when joining two independent clauses where either contained a comma I should always use a semicolon before the coordinating conjunction. For example, If Alice had known ...
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Connectors and Coordinating Conjunctions. Connector FOR

After FOR (as Coordinating Conjunction) could be a -ING verb ? I know after FOR can be a clause with Subject, verb and complements for example: I asked him to stop, FOR I had something important to ...
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Can “ comma + and” be part of a non-restrictive clause?

Companies have competed with each other, providing better services, and have done so, while keeping costs low. Is the sentence above correct? I know that when there is a "comma + one of the FANBOYS" ...
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“And” vs “Or” in a list with a negative modifier

If a given set of instructions says, for example: Failure to complete assignments A, B, and C will result in punishment. Does that indicate that failure to do all of those assignments and only all ...
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The time and place “is” or “are” listed in the invitation?

Which is correct? the time and place is listed in the invitation the time and place are listed in the invitation
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Specify a maximum and a minimum value [a question on coordination]

Let's say we are asking the user to specify a maximum and a minimum. What is the correct (and the most natural) way to coordinate the phrase? Specify a maximum and a minimum value Specify a maximum ...
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“What is your name and height” or “What are your name and height”

When searching on Google, I found that it's a lot more common to use is than are in phrases such as "What is/are your name and date of birth?". Why is that? To me, it feels more natural to use is in ...
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Disecting a sentence with the coodinating conjunction “or”

The sentence: "The token has passed a third-party review or security audit that deems it as safe, or be using a well-known audited framework" Does "third-party" only count for "review", or does "...
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Low-level “and” versus top-level “and”

Here is an imaginary situation: I'm an owner of a small bookstore, just opened. We don't have any fiction books; only the mathematics and physics ones. Some of our books are about math only, some - ...
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can “and therefore” be acceptable in the following sentence?

In my view, children and adults cannot be seen as identical in the eyes of the law, and therefore age must be taken into account when punishing offenders. As and is a coordinator and therefore is a ...
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The nuance between “and so do I” and “but so do l”

I am not an native English speaker; I am therefore often perplexed by analogies between synonyms or phrases. Here's a question I occasionally came up with, and I wonder whether they both are ...
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“Since my bachelor’s and master’s degree” or “…bachelor’s and master’s degrees”?

What do you think is the proper sentence (and why) between Since my bachelor’s and master’s degree Since my bachelor’s and master’s degrees My head tells me the second one is the proper ...
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Does this paragraph contain a comma error?

Should there be a comma before the coordinating conjunction 'and' in this paragraph? "The High court determined that no contract existed between the two parties because under an objective standard, a ...