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I know 又...又... can be used to link adjectives, verbs, even nouns, as in 又高又瘦. But then I came across this phrase - 长得又美 武功又高 Is it the same structure? It is, in a way, but actually it's 2 sentences, 2 phrases... Is it acceptable? Is it commonly used or strange?

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  • Yes. Perfect for characterizing a person or thing with multiple traits.
    – r13
    Aug 24 at 0:19
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[又 A 又 B] = [A and B ] or [not only A but also B] when connecting two clauses, but a comma is still needed

Example:

又要馬兒好,又要馬兒不吃草

长得又美,武功又高

No comma is needed When connecting adjectives or verbs,

Example:

又高又瘦 (tall and thin) connecting adjective A and adjective B

又打又駡 (beating and cursing) connecting verb A and verb B

[又 A 又 B] can even connect nouns

Example:

又供車又供樓,(我負擔很重耶) connecting two verbs, but it can be reduced to 又車又樓,(我負擔很重耶) which the two nouns are connected by this structure

又吸煙又飲酒,(身體自然差)--> 又煙又酒, (身體自然差)

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  • I won't say 又車又樓 or 又煙又酒. I will add a verb in between. E.g. 又吸煙又飲酒
    – dan
    Aug 24 at 23:42

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