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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 4:42:49 AM
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The systems we use for managing medicines are based on paper prescription charts and have remained broadly unchanged for many decades.
I saw this on our intranet.
Which two grammatically equal parts does "and" connect here?
I want to learn how to use "and" to form longer sentences.
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:54:43 AM

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Jigneshbharati wrote:
The systems we use for managing medicines are based on paper prescription charts and have remained broadly unchanged for many decades.
I saw this on our intranet.
Which two grammatically equal parts does "and" connect here?
I want to learn how to use "and" to form longer sentences.


"And" is often used in two ways. One is to list two things...this and that. The systems are based on...(paper charts) and (careful entries). Both would be necessary for the system to work. So here, "and" connects two equal things.

Another usage is for adding additional information, or thought, to a subject already mentioned. Your sentence above might be an example of that.
The systems we use for managing medicines are based on paper prescription charts and have remained broadly unchanged for many decades.

The fact they have remained broadly unchanged is just extra information that isn't really necessary.

I saw this on our intranet.


A great many people will think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James ~
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:01:05 AM
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