construction in grammar


How do you use the range construction "" if you want a list of ranges? such as: Everyone worked together, from Asians to Latinos, from Christians to Muslims, and from Kenyans to Italians. 

asked Nov 02 '12 at 18:44 Jack New member

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You have properly used the construction. However, you  might consider using what is known as an elliptical construction that would make your sentence follow better. An elliptical construction omits a word or phrase that is clearly understood and implied by the context:


Everyone worked together, from Asians to Latinos, Christians to Muslims, and Kenyans to Italians.

link comment answered Nov 02 '12 at 19:01 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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