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    Seven ands in a row.

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by The Spartan, Apr 12, 2007.

    Hi,

    An oldie, perhaps you've come across it before - but can you give me a grammatically correct sentence, in context, that contains seven consecutive 'ands' in a row..?
     
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    'consecutive' and 'in a row' would mean with no words in between... i doubt you meant that...

    if you meant as in between a series of phrases, or items, or whatever, it would not be all that hard to do, grammatically... but most examples wouldn't be very good, writing style-wise...
     
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    I suspect the 'ands' he's talking about are not exclusively conjunctions rather parts of larger words such as 'hands'. He'd be asking for a sentence or end of one that contain 7 words all which contain a run of those four letters - and no I don't know the answer.
     
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    No - I do mean exactly this:

    "and and and and and and and" in a gramatically correct and meaningful sentence.
     
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    Uhh...you could have a frightened person stuttering, but beyond that, it's pretty hopeless.
    I can, however, give you "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo".
    Seriously. That's grammatically correct.
     
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    :rolleyes: So fatalistic - It is possible - I'll give you all a couple of days before I put you all out of your collective misery.
     
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    here's one with 5:
     
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    you're on the right track - mine is an extension of the same idea - 4 ands as nouns.

    Damn your hide !! Well done.
     
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    i doubt you can pull it off... stop being coy and come across with the goods! ;-)
     
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    I made an attempt at this but failed miserably and cannot see how it can be done, although mammamaia I am quite impressed that you managed 5. If this can be done Spartan I would be very interested in seeing it.

    ~Torana
     
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    Oooh. "Ands" as nouns. Clever.
     
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    Hmmm... difficult. I was impressed with the five and i'm sure there is a way to make that same example work with 7... somehow...
     
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    *ahem*

    Wouldn't the sentence 'I want to put two hyphens between the words Pig and And, and And and Whistle in my Pig-And-Whistle sign' have been clearer if quotation marks had been placed before Pig, and between Pig and and, and and and And, and And and and, and and and And, and And and and, and and and Whistle, and after Whistle?

    *bows*
     
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    Well that's a lot of ands... showoff lol :D
     
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    and makes little sense... but nice try...
     
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    Sure it does. If each hyphen can be subsituted with "and" (Because that's what it's being used as," and you want to place something between each and and "and" (or hyphen)- it means you'll need one in between Pig and and, and and and and, and and and And, and And and and, and and and Whistle. (Or whatever, I was half-asleep when I wrote that, and now I can't get back into the right state of mind to figure it all out again. It's one of those things like when adults have five cans of beer and think an idea sounds perfectly sensible, only to wake up next morning and realize beer soup or playing Chicken with trains wasn't so sensible after all.)
     
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    yup!
     
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    Ye gods! Just - ye gods!

    You guys . . . *shakes head*

    Truly, you are strange folk, and I mean that in the best possible way.
     
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    Someone's got conjunctive-itus.

    But seriously, excellent 'and' skills.:eek: :p
     
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    What was your solution (which I have beaten the pants off of?)

    ...[/shameless bragging. >.> ]
     
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    Mine was a paltry 7 ands - again sign painting, but with an amateur painter not leaving enough room between ands for names.

    Wreastling Tag-teams.

    Joe-Bloggs and The Hammer Vs. Sir Ravealot and ButtKicker

    The Lord of Cheese and The Executioner Vs. Big Pete and the Hamcrusher.

    Leading to: "You idiot, you haven't left enough room between and and and, and and and and, for the names. Now I'll have to do it over."

    Of course, if your life was empty enough, you could extend it forever...:D
     
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    Well I normally try and use commas more often than the word "and".
     
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    how about this

    "And,And,And,And,And,And,And,"Micheal yelled, from birth, he never could say diana's name correctly and always just called he And.
     
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    I managed 8.

    "In Middle English, there was no difference between & and and, and and and &, and this situation persists in the present day."
     
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    bravo!... the new champ...
     

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