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    Verbs to be after the conjunction 'AND'

    Dear All,

    I am confused whether a 'verb to be' is needed after the conjunction 'and'. For example,


    1. They are cleaning the classroom and are arranging the tables as well. (Is the 'are' in blue needed?)
    2. I am crying and laughing at the same time. |or| I am crying and am laughing at the same time? (The second sounds weird to me)


    Is there any rules for this? Thanks for the help in advance.

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    Re: Verbs to be after the conjunction 'AND'

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy5376 View Post
    Dear All,

    I am confused whether a 'verb to be' is needed after the conjunction 'and'. For example,


    1. They are cleaning the classroom and are arranging the tables as well. (Is the 'are' in blue needed?)
    2. I am crying and laughing at the same time. |or| I am crying and am laughing at the same time? (The second sounds weird to me)


    Is there any rules for this? Thanks for the help in advance.
    No, it's not needed as long as the following verb form is the same, eg cleaning/arranging.

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    Re: Verbs to be after the conjunction 'AND'

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, it's not needed as long as the following verb form is the same, eg cleaning/arranging.
    Thank you very much.

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