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and, or, and/or: indicates three options: one or the other or both; if you mean all three options, it is appropriate
and which, and who
two options that are only correct when used to introduce a second clause beginning with the same relative pronoun; otherwise and is not needed
apt, liable, or likely: normally means "in danger of" and should be confined to situations with undesirable consequences; strictly means "responsible" or "exposed to"
substituting for because, since, or while; may be vague or ambiguous; should never be used as a substitute for whether or who
as and then
in comparisons, precede a subjective-case pronoun when the pronoun is a subject; precede an object-case pronoun when the pronoun is an object
awful or awfully: means "very" or "extremely"; should be avoided in formal speech or writing
a while or awhile: an article and a noun; can serve as the object of a preposition but cannot modify a verb
a while or awhile: an adverb; can modify a verb but cannot serve as the object of a preposition
being as, being that
2 phrases that are colloquial for because, the preferable word in formal speech or writing
better or had better: means "ought to" and is a verb modified b an adverb; the verb is necessary and should not be omitted
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