separated by "and" or "or"


which is appropiate and correct?


i've an apple and an orange

i've an apple and have an orange

i've an apple and i have an orange


how about these sentences?


a) i've a car and am going to school

b) i've a car and i am going to school

edited Nov 05 '12 at 03:35 Robi New member

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None -- you have made three fundamental errors in all three sentences.


(A) You must always, without exception, capitalize the first letter of the first word in a sentence. (B) You must always, again without exception, capitalize the personal pronoun "I".

(C) You must always, I repeat always, end a sentence with punctuation -- a period, a question mark, or an exclamation point.


Those basic errors aside, #1 is correct. #2 is also correct but seldom used (it makes an elliptical reference to the subject "I"), and #3 would be correct if a comma were added after apple. (There is some debate whether #2 also requires a comma in the same place, but most style manuals say no.)

link answered Nov 04 '12 at 20:54 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

thank you so much! please see my updated question!

RobiNov 05 '12 at 03:33

Well .... you've still not capitalized or punctuated your sentences! #a is correct (but a bit awkward) and #b would be correct if you add a comma after car. If you wish more, please start a new question.

Jeff PribylNov 05 '12 at 22:45

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