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    Hello teachers!
    Could you please tell me what is the correct usage of the subject in a sentence. For example: We first washed all the dishes by hand and then placed them in dish washing machine and dried them with a towel. I'm just making this boring sentence up but what i am wondering about is do I need to mention the "we" before the verbs "placed" and "dried" or is it implied in the sentence. (We first washed all the dishes by hand and then WE placed them in dish washing machine and WE dried them with a towel.) Or is it preferred to use shorter sentences as opposed to using and to connect bunch of them.

    Thank you so much for helping me out.

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    Re: Sentence Structure

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    As long as the referent is clearly the same, it is unnecessary to reiterate the pronoun in a series of clauses. In fact, they can be redundant.

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