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The sentence I'm having trouble with is:

Track monetary and material donations and compose gift acknowledgement letters.

I am trying to express that I keep track of both monetary and material donations and also compose gift acknowledgement letters.

Should there be a comma after donations?

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You are right, a comma there will be greatly appreciated by the reader: with an and in the first independent clause, there's ample scope for confusion. Grammar does not say that comma is mandatory, though. –  Kris Dec 14 '12 at 6:38
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How about replacing the second and with as well as? –  Em1 Dec 14 '12 at 8:05

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It's not strictly necessary, but to me this is a bit clearer:

Track monetary and material donations, and compose gift acknowledgement letters.

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Thank you, Kris and Hugo! –  Gaby Dec 14 '12 at 7:08

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