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    Default Conjunction "And"

    Dear sirs,

    I have this kind of problem of using "And" in this sentence. My question is which one is correct.

    1. She has filed a petition requesting the district office to issue a letter certifying that she is the mother of Miss. Kunna, and being the person exercising the sole parental power and custody over Miss. Kunna, who is her minor child.
    2. She has filed a petition requesting the district office to issue a letter certifying that she is the mother of Miss. Kunna, and is the person exercising the sole parental power and custody over Miss. Kunna, who is her minor child.
    3. She has filed a petition requesting the district office to issue a letter certifying that she is the mother of Miss. Kunna, and the person exercising the sole parental power and custody over Miss. Kunna, who is her minor child.

    I mean the indicative use of "verb to be" in both parts of the phrase connecting with and. please.

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    Piak

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    The second one. Definitely.

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    Thank you, RonBee.

    Best regards,
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    You're welcome.

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    Default Re: Conjunction "And"

    Quote Originally Posted by Piak
    Dear sirs,

    I have this kind of problem of using "And" in this sentence. My question is which one is correct.

    1. She has filed a petition requesting the district office to issue a letter certifying that she is the mother of Miss. Kunna, and being the person exercising the sole parental power and custody over Miss. Kunna, who is her minor child.
    2. She has filed a petition requesting the district office to issue a letter certifying that she is the mother of Miss. Kunna, and is the person exercising the sole parental power and custody over Miss. Kunna, who is her minor child.
    3. She has filed a petition requesting the district office to issue a letter certifying that she is the mother of Miss. Kunna, and the person exercising the sole parental power and custody over Miss. Kunna, who is her minor child.

    I mean the indicative use of "verb to be" in both parts of the phrase connecting with and. please.

    Best regards,
    Piak
    The first sentence doesn't work because you have a coordinating conjunction "and" connecting a verb "is" and a gerund/participle "being". Conjunctions should connect words of the same function.

    Sentence two works the best. The "and" connects "is" and "is". The third sentence works also, but the conjunction then connects "mother" and "person".

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    That's a good explanation, Mike.

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    That's a good explanation, Mike.

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    Thanks, Ron. :D

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