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Post by Lone » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:45 pm


Recently, I found 2 sentences with 2 conjunctions used one after the other...

"In its ultimate essence, energy may be incomprehensible by us except as an exhibition of the direct operation of that what we call Mind or Will."

"The Master Key is here given to the world as a means of tapping the great Cosmic Intelligence and attracting from it that which corresponds to the ambitions, and aspirations of each reader."

I was wondering why two conjunctions were used in these 2 cases. Would it be grammatically correct if I just use one?

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Re: Conjunctions

Post by Alan » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:47 am

In the first sentence, there are no conjunctions.

In the second, there are two "and's", both of which are clearly necessary, and so I fail to see the point of your question (although there clearly should be another comma after "aspirations").

Please re-examine and double-check.

N.B. In the first, 'that what' should read 'that WHICH'.