not boring and...

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not boring and...

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a. His play was not boring and original.
b. His play was not boring, and original.

Are the above sentences grammatically correct and correctly punctuated?

The 'not' is supposed to modify 'boring', but not 'original'. I am pretty sure (a) doesn't work. I think (b) is fine.

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Re: not boring and...

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Yes, you are right.
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