I guess you have been too generic.TimeHP said:Hi all.
I'd like to know if 'a and b the c of d' is a common sentence at present.
To my great surprise, the expression exists:panjandrum said:If you mean this question literally, the answer is no, never, never heard of it.
If you mean we should substitute something or other for a, b, c and d, you would need to explain more.
I agree. The longer form sounds fine, but "a and b the c of d" sounds downright goofy.nycphotography said:Well, to answer the original question:
NO, it is not a COMMON sentence.
Nor is it a common usage in general.
Although, we (AE) do occasionally use the long form (above and beyond the call of duty).