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weak [ən] , weak [ənd] , strong [ænd]
grammar word summary: And can be: ■ a conjunction: Rachel plays the piano and sings. ■ a way of starting a new sentence and relating it to the previous sentence: The telephone isn't working. And that's not the only problem.
1) used for connecting words or phrases together
the lakes and mountains of Scotland[/ex]
Everyone was singing and dancing.[/ex]
You cook the lunch, and I'll look after the children.[/ex]
When more than two words or phrases are joined in a list, and is used only between the last two: She speaks German, French, Spanish, and English.
2) used for showing that one thing happens after another
He switched off the television and went to bed.[/ex]
3) used after verbs such as ‘go', ‘come', ‘try', or ‘wait', for showing what your purpose is
I'll try and find out where we can buy tickets.[/ex]
Come and see our new kitchen.[/ex]
4) used for showing that one thing causes another
He lied to us before, and now no one believes him.[/ex]
5) used for connecting words that are repeated for emphasis
The situation is getting more and more complicated.[/ex]
I've tried and tried, but I can't understand it.[/ex]
6) spoken
used in calculations for showing that numbers are added together
Two and two is four.[/ex]
7) spoken
used in numbers after the word ‘hundred' or ‘thousand', or between whole numbers and fractions
a hundred and ten metres[/ex]
two and three quarters (= 2 3/4)[/ex]

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