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Hello,

Can please someone advise, is the below sentence correct

‘A high, accelerating rate of growth in money supply due to oil production and export and nominal domestic credit have created a buoyant construction industry expansion in the Middle East.’

/or I need to use a comma before the second ‘and’ ?

Many Thanks!

KR, Ionna.
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I often see the double "and" used for emphasis. Some may advise against it, but I've never seen such advice myself.
Thanks for advice.

Will the comma be required before the second ‘and’ in the below sentence, as I also get confused with it.

I and my friend went to see monkey and donkey.

Many Thanks again,

Ionna
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I and my friend went to see monkey and donkey.

My friend and I went to see a monkey and a donkey. (It is courteous to mention yourself last.)
Thank You Yoong Liat.
Lunna I and my friend went to see monkey and donkey.
I'd consider a comma optional here. Others may forbid it. But at any rate it's definitely not required.

In your example, this would not count as "two and's." In the original discussion, you were speaking of two ands within the same series: "I can see grass and trees and blue sky."
In your latest example, the first "and" joins the two elements of the compound subject. The second "and" joins the two objects of the infinitive, in the predicate of the sentence. These two and's are functionally unrelated.

As an aside, out of politeness, we usually say, "my friend and I."
A famous (to me) exception is in the song "Come Saturday Morning," from the Lisa Minelli movie "The Sterile Cuckoo" - "Just I and my friend - we'll Saturday spend til the end of the day."

My maternal grandmother was named Iona (one "n"), from Canada. My cousin, named for her, went by "Nona." I don't often hear it.
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Yoong LiatMy friend and I went to see a monkey and a donkey. (It is courteous to mention yourself last.)
Sorry, Yoong. Your post (and the reply) were not on my screen when I answered. Perhaps I just neglected to scroll down!.Emotion: rolleyes
Hi,

Can please someone advise, is the below sentence correct

Here's an additional edit re subject/verb agreement..

‘A high, accelerating rate of growth in money supply due to oil production and export and nominal domestic credit have has created a buoyant construction industry expansion in the Middle East.’

In addition, I don't recommend long adjectival phrases that involve several nouns.

Consider a buoyant construction industry expansion.

What exactly is buoyant? The expansion? The construction industry?

Best wishes, Clive
Lunna due to oil production and export and nominal domestic credit
Edit. Dang, at this point I'm not even sure if I answered your original question about the comma.

Anyway, a comma before the final "and" may be optional, but in my opinion it's definitely not required.
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