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sentence grammar

Post by laurenissad » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:16 am

I was wondering whether this sentence was grammatically correct: I am cool and dance.
The act of being cool and the act of dancing are both verbs. The I (subject) carries over due to parallel structure. This sentence could also be written as: I am cool and I dance. Are either of these three statements incorrect? Please let me know.

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Re: sentence grammar

Post by Firefox » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:01 am

The sentence is not exactly incorrect, at least informally. But it is not elegant.

The structure is NOT parallel as the two verbs are of different types: be is a linking verb; dance is a dynamic verb.

Better say:
I am cool and I dance.

Alternatively, and informally, this works better than the original and imposes less on the reader to predict the part-of-speech after "and":
I dance and am cool.

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