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'''And''' (/ænd/) is a [[coordinating conjunction]], and one of the most common words in English.<ref>https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/and#Conjunction</ref>
 
'''And''' (/ænd/) is a [[coordinating conjunction]], and one of the most common words in English.<ref>https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/and#Conjunction</ref>
  
It is generally pronounced /ænd/, but this is often subject to [[vowel reduction]] to a [[weak form]] /ənd/ or /ən/, particularly in fixed phrases, e.g. "fish and chips" (/fɪʃənʧɪps/).
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"And" is generally pronounced /ænd/, but this is often subject to [[vowel reduction]] to a [[weak form]] /ənd/ or /ən/, particularly in fixed phrases, e.g. "fish and chips" (/fɪʃənʧɪps/).
  
 
It may also be written as [[&]] (an [[ampersand]]).
 
It may also be written as [[&]] (an [[ampersand]]).

Revision as of 09:42, 5 July 2019

And (/ænd/) is a coordinating conjunction, and one of the most common words in English.[1]

"And" is generally pronounced /ænd/, but this is often subject to vowel reduction to a weak form /ənd/ or /ən/, particularly in fixed phrases, e.g. "fish and chips" (/fɪʃənʧɪps/).

It may also be written as & (an ampersand).