In a previous post I discussed a student essay. I showed you how to clear up the most glaring problem in that essay, which was that a lot of sentences ran on and on. They were connected by the connecting word (conjunction) “and.”
I may have given the impression that it’s never good to use “and” to connect sentences. If that is the case, sorry! I didn’t mean to say that. There are perfectly good instances where the use of “and” is exactly what’s called for. You need “and” in sentences where there are two things that are happening at the same time or that go together in any other way.
I just wanted to make sure that before you use “and” to link two sentences, you have a think first: are my sentences really so related that they warrant the use of “and” between them? Or is it better…
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