Definitions starting with A

ID #1070

and

/an/ [OED, used to connect the unit numbers with the tens when they precede ... as in one and twenty] conj. (in numbers): 1895 Ninety-an'-nine (Edwards 83). (Black) 

◊ In some communities (e.g. Exuma) this usage of and is found only among older speakers, but elsewhere (e.g. Mayaguana) it is used also by the young.

Tags: conjunction, grammar

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Last update: 2010-08-22 18:42
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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