Grammar-ease: Using ‘and’ and ‘to’

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Here is a grammar refresher on using and and to.

I see it all the time, and although it’s more a choice between casual and formal use than right and wrong, I thought it was worth writing about.

Here’s what I’m referring to:

  • Be sure and visit the robotic display at the museum.
  • Be sure to visit the robotic display at the museum.
  • When slicing a sandwich, try and cut it evenly.
  • When slicing a sandwich, try to cut it evenly.
  • Stop by the display and learn more.
  • Stop by the display to learn more.
  • ANDorTOMake sure and set the stove to 350 degrees.
  • Make sure to set the stove to 350 degrees.
  • When reading, pay attention and notice mistakes.
  • When reading, pay attention to notice mistakes.
  • Send the kids to the beach and have a great time
  • Send the kids to the beach to have a great time.
  • My goal is…

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