in a sentence can there be more than 1 and?

eh. the topic pretty much says it all but ill give you an example:

I tossed my sheets aside and went downstairs and saw mom there cooking in the kitchen.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yes, in a sentence there can be more than one and.

    (it is grammatically correct :)

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's not grammatically wrong, just stylistically monotonous & unsophisticated.

    Give it some variety. Maybe throw in a subordinate clause.

    I tossed my sheets aside and went downstairs where I saw mom cooking in the kitchen.

    After tossing my sheets aside, I went downstairs where I saw mom cooking in the kitchen.

    I tossed my sheets aside, then went downstairs where I saw mom cooking in the kitchen.

    Each sentence says the same thing in a slightly different way.

    Try it with different series of clauses for an exercise in developing stylistic control.

    Have fun with it.

    Hope that helped.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, there certainly can be more than one "and" in a sentence.

    One problem with using a string of clauses connected with "and" is that the "ands" may not be the best word to describe the relationship between the clauses. If that happens, the sentence sounds like baby talk.

    For example:

    > We went shopping and it started to rain and we came home early.

    A more sophisticated way of expressing the relationships between the parts of this sentence might be:

    > We went shopping BUT it started to rain SO we came home early.

    However, stringing the clauses together with "ands" in the example given in the question seems perfectly fine -- "and" actually is the relationship between the pieces (one event after another with no cause-and-effect, just temporal sequence.)

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  • 1 decade ago

    two is fine, but putting more then two can get confusing, it is better to use Commas, and ; to conjoin a sentence.

    Mary and Tom both work at the store

    Mary and Tom both work at the store and slack off.

    Mary and Tom both work at the store and slack off and are not punctual. Bad

    Mary and Tom both work at the store, they slack off and are not punctual. Good

    Its more proper to use a period, unless the sentence is closely linked.

    For example

    I tossed my sheets aside and went downstairs; I saw my mom cooking in the kitchen

    Source(s): vaguely remember English class in high school... Dont blame me if it made you more confused lol
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  • Protem
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Well, what you have written is a run on sentence: two sentences joined as one. But you can use and twice in one complete sentence.

    I saw Mary and Tom eating fish and chips.

    Source(s): I'm an English teacher
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  • ashish
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Yes. If you have well known names with 'and' wedged in then you can. For example:

    Merrill Lynch and Ernst and Young are great companies to work at. Ernst and Young here is a well known name.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, it is grammatically correct. You can use and more than once in a sentence.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes you can and why cause others and myself say so. (I was never good at english) and I don't speak good either! And Have a Good Day and night.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yea there can be..

    Like....

    I answered my phone and walked into my room to get my iPod and makeup.

    Source(s): Meee
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes,more then one and can be used in sentence.

    Source(s): http://www.lexiology.com http:/www.vocabbuilder.net
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