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conjunction  strong and pronunciation in American English /ænd/  weak and pronunciation in American English /ən/ and pronunciation in American English /ənd/
And can be used in the following ways:
as a conjunction (joining two words, phrases, or clauses): Rachel plays the piano and sings.
as a way of starting a new sentence and relating it to the previous sentence: The telephone isn't working. And that's not the only problem. ♦ "My name is Chris." "And my name is Ivan."
 
  1. 1
    used between words, phrases, etc. in order to connect them together

    the lakes and mountains of Scotland

    Everyone was singing and dancing.

    You make lunch, and I'll take care of the children.

  2. 2
    used for showing that one thing happens after another

    He turned off the television and went to bed.

  3. 3
    used for showing what your intention or purpose is after verbs such as "go," "come," "try," or "wait"

    I'll try and find out where we can buy tickets.

    Come and see our new kitchen.

  4. 4
    used for showing that one thing causes another

    The directors lied to us in the past and now no one will believe them.

  5. 5
    used for connecting words that are repeated for emphasis

    The situation is getting more and more complicated all the time.

    I've tried and tried, but I can't persuade him to change his mind.

    It's going to take years and years to repair all the damage.

  6. 7
    spoken used for introducing a sentence when you are making an announcement, asking a question, or changing the subject

    And now, here with the sports news is Kevin Leary.

    And so what have you been doing lately?

  7. 8
    mainly spoken used when you pause to make a remark in the middle of a sentence

    Two thirds of the students – and I swear this is true – couldn't name a single country in Asia.

  8. 9
    math spoken used in numbers after the word "hundred" or "thousand" when it is followed by words for numbers less than 100

    a hundred and ten feet

    four thousand five hundred and twenty-five pounds

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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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