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And is used to join two or more grammatically similar expressions.

When two clauses are joined by and, there are many possible relationships between them ’ time, cause and effect, contrast, condition etc.

Adjectives before a noun

We do not usually use and between adjectives used before a noun.

However, and is used when the adjectives refer to different parts of the same thing.

And after try, be sure etc.

We often use try and/be sure and --- instead of try to/be sure to --- This is informal.

Note that we only use this structure with the simple base forms try/be sure. It is not possible with tries, tried, trying or am/is/are/was/were sure.

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Above and over
Accept and agree
According to
Across
Adjectives
Adverbs
Adverbs with two forms
Affect and effect
Against
Ago
All
All and every
Already, just and yet
All and whole
Along
A lot of, lots of, plenty of, a large amount of, a great deal of
Already and all ready New!
Also
Alternate and alternative
Alternately
Although and though
Amount and Number: differences New!
And
Another
Any
Anyhow and somehow
Appear
Appositives
Around
Articles - Rules for the use and omission of articles
Article A / an
As, because, since and for
As if and as though
As and though
Ask and ask for
As well as
As well as grammar
As well as grammar exercise
As, when and while
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