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English definition of “and”

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conjunction (THEN)    strong /ænd/ weak /ənd/ /ən/
A1 used to join two parts of a sentence , one part happening after the other part : I got dressed and had my breakfast .Connecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meaningsConnecting words which introduce a cause or reason as a result : Bring the flowers into a warm room and they'll soon open . Stand over there and you'll be able to see it better .Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason A2 With certain verbs , 'and' can mean 'in order to': I asked him to go and find my glasses . Come and see me tomorrow . Wait and see (= wait in order to see ) what happens .informal Try and get (= try to get) some tickets for tonight's performance .Connecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meaningsConnecting words which introduce a cause or reason Grammar:AndAnd is a coordinating conjunction. We use and to connect two words, phrases, clauses or prefixes together:Grammar:Go and, come andGrammar:Fixed expressions with andWe often use and in common fixed expressions. The order of the words cannot change: peace and quiet, pick and choose, come and go, knife and fork, black and white.Grammar:And + adjectiveGrammar:And in numbersWhen we speak or write numbers, we use and to separate hundred, thousand, million from numbers smaller than a hundred:Grammar:Adding with andOne of the main uses of conjunctions is to add phrases and clauses together. The most common conjunction for adding is and:
(Definition of and conjunction (THEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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