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Using conjunction 'and' [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2014, 08:00
Hello, I wanted to ask a question.

For example, let's say I am a doctor who also happens to be a photographer.

Then should I say

1) I am a doctor and photographer.
2) I am a doctor and a photographer?

Slightly confused if 'a' should be there for the second noun.

Thank you.
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Re: Using conjunction 'and' [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2014, 09:26
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Howdy! Happy to help!

uwengdori wrote:
Hello, I wanted to ask a question.

For example, let's say I am a doctor who also happens to be a photographer.

Then should I say

1) I am a doctor and photographer.
2) I am a doctor and a photographer?

Slightly confused if 'a' should be there for the second noun.

Thank you.


Great question! In your example sentences, both constructions are correct. You can have 'a' once or twice. We would consider both of these sentences as having proper parallelism. :)

What complicates matters is if you want to mention a third thing that you might be, such as a "father." If you were to list three things, then you would have to use "a" three times or only once at the very beginning:

Correct: I am a father, doctor, and photographer.
Correct: I am a father, a doctor, and a photographer.

The two correct sentences have proper and correct parallelism. These next sentences do not because they are highly inconsistence.

Incorrect: I am a father, doctor, and a photographer.
Incorrect: I am father, doctor, and a photographer.
Incorrect: I am a father, a doctor, and photographer.
Incorrect: I am father, a doctor, and a photographer.
Incorrect: I am father, a doctor, and photographer.

I hope that I was able to help a little bit! :)

Happy studying!
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Re: Using conjunction 'and'   [#permalink] 14 Apr 2014, 09:26
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