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We would appreciate it if you would speak to Mr. Smith and itemize the bill and show us your suggestion.

Do you think that it is correct to change the first "and" into a comma?
  • panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Are these three things independent of one another?
    It seems a little odd to be saying all of this in one sentence.
    Never mind :)
    I would replace the first and with a comma.
    ... speak to Mr Smith, itemize the bill, and show us your suggestion.

    In this case, because of the apparent difference between the last two items, I would insert a comma before the final and as well (that's a Harvard or Oxford comma :)).
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