something (and) something and something

PeachYoghurt

Senior Member
Mandarin
Hi all! Which version sounds better?

a) The grasslands nurture the cattle and sheep and the horses there.
b) The grasslands nurture the cattle,sheep and the horses there.
 
  • pob14

    Senior Member
    American English
    One "and" generally sounds better. It would be even better without the "the" before "horses."

    Repeating "and" can sometimes be used, particularly in speech, to give the effect of "many, many things:"

    We must preserve these grasslands. The grasslands nurture the cattle, and the sheep, and the horses, and the cows, and the fish, and the African swallows, and so many more of our animal friends.
    Crossposted and agreeing with Keith.
     
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