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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishandand /ənd, ən; strong ænd/ ●●● S1 W1 conjunction  1 AND/ALSOused to join two words, phrases etc referring to things that are related in some way He’s gone to get some fish and chips. The film starred Jack Lemmon and Shirley Maclaine. We’ve dealt with items one, two, and eleven. He was tall, dark, and handsome. He plays the guitar and sings folk songs. She didn’t speak to anyone and nobody spoke to her.2 AND/ALSOused to say that one action or event follows another Sit down and tell me all about it. She picked up the kitten and put it in the box. He knocked on the door and went in. You’ll have to wait and see what happens.3 AND/ALSOused to say that something is caused by something else I missed supper and I’m starving! She fell downstairs and broke her leg.4 COUNT/CALCULATEused when adding numbers Six and four is ten.5 PURPOSE especially British English used after verbs such as ‘go’, ‘come’, and ‘try’ to show what your intention is Shall we go and have a cup of coffee? I’ll see if I can try and persuade her to come.6 INTRODUCE spoken used to introduce a statement, remark, question etc And now I’d like to introduce our next speaker, Mrs Thompson. ‘She’s getting married in June.’ ‘And who’s the lucky man?’RegisterIn written English, avoid starting a sentence with and: And now we come onto the issue of homelessness.We now come onto the issue of homelessness.7 EMPHASIZEused between repeated words to emphasize what you are saying More and more people are losing their jobs. We waited for hours and hours! That was years and years ago. We ran and ran.8 a) used before saying the part of a large number which is less than 100 a hundred and four five hundred and seventy-six by the year two thousand and ten b) used when saying a number which consists of a whole number followed by a fraction three and three-quarters in about two and a half hours’ time five and a quarter per cent9 BETTERused between repeated plural nouns to say that some things of a particular kind are much better than others ‘They said this guy was an expert.’ ‘Yes, but there are experts and experts.’10 and?
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andMaria finally turned around and confronted the man.Try to eat less and get more exercise.We had coffee and hot buttered rolls.You need to know what rights you have and how to use them.Do you want some cake and ice cream?The movie starred Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves.Tara picked up the book and put it on the shelf.How much is fifteen and seven?Come in and sit down.Do you want a pen and some paper?She took some medicine and threw up.I'll have a gin and tonic.This is a flexible and user-friendly system suitable for beginners and advanced users alike.And where are you going on your vacation?
and?and?spoken used when you want someone to add something to what they have just said ‘I’m sorry.’ ‘And?’ ‘And I promise it won’t happen again.’ and
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