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These words are too general and too obscure and carry a wide range of meaning.

These words are too general , too obscure and carrying a wide range of meaning.

Are they correct? If so which is better?

Thanks
LiJ
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Well, first one seems okay but repetitive. There is no parallelism in the second one.

I would write:

These words are too general and obscure and carry a wide range of meaning. ( better of the worst) Emotion: smile
Hi Doll

I agree using too twice is repetitive and your sentence is certainly better than mine. However, I think using and twice is a bit repetitive, too. I wanted to emphasize both 'general' and 'obscure' using too but I didn't know whether and is needed there.

LiJ
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Hemm, we should wait a native speaker then but I found another sentence in which and is not used repetitively:

As well as being too general and obscure, these words carry a wide range of meaning too.

Aside from carrying a wide range of meaning, these words are too general and obscure as well. Or, if you don't want to use and use this:

These words are too general, too obscure and carry a wide range of meaning.
Hi,

May I?

1. Besides carrying a wide range of meaning, these words are too general and obscure.
2. These words carry a wide range of meaning and are too general and obscure.

Best wishes,
Hoa Thai

Also (the repetition of "too" is tolerated in some circumstances):

These words are too general , too obscure and seem to be carrying a wide range of meaning.
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Hello again, Doll. I really want to thank you for your help.Emotion: smile

Thank you very much, Hoa Thai and Marius.Emotion: big smile

LiJ