a smart student and a kind student.

Julianus

Senior Member
Korean
Hello.

1a. He is a smart student and a kind student. b. He is a smart and kind student.

I think both sentences are technically possible, correct and identical. but If I use 1a instead of 1b, what feeling is occured in the natives' mind? in other words, is the 1a also common sentence?

Thank you always~.
 
  • Beryl from Northallerton

    Senior Member
    British English
    I might think, hmm ... there's someone who has time on their hands. Chances are, I would even notice. It's very difficult to answer this without the surrounding context.
     

    Julianus

    Senior Member
    Korean
    then,

    2a. He is a smart man and a kind man. b. He is a smart and kind man.

    I think both sentences are technically possible, correct and identical. but If I use 1a instead of 1b, what feeling is occured in the natives' mind? in other words, is the 1a also common sentence?
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    I think 1a and 2a add emphasis ... they make the reader take a little more time with the thought. They also have a nicer cadence to them than the short version, which sound a bit choppy and abrupt.
     
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