Questions about repeating a given word in a phrase, sentence, or short passage of text.

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Do I have to repeat a verb before and after “and”?

I am writing an essay and I am stuck with this sentence The citizens cast their votes choosing Mark as president and choosing me as vice-president. is this correct or should it be The ...
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Is there a semantic difference in two repeated sentences quoted from a book?

This is a quote from "Clean Code"--a quite renowned book by Robert C. Martin: The Total Cost of Owning a Mess If you have been a programmer for more than two or three years, you have probably ...
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Required to repeat 'is' when specifying two attributions?

I am seeing that I often leave out copula when connecting two clauses. Like: A notation is fixed but the performance variable. I have the feeling this is a mistake coming from my German mother ...
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“Pass under an overpass” alternative

For directions to my house, I'd like to use the phrase: Pass under an overpass in front of you. However, it sounds weird with twice "pass", "over" and "under" etc. Is there any better ...
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Avoiding repetitive sentences when referring to the authors of a system

I realize that the name title is rather bad, but I didn't know how to put it more precisely. I'm writing my thesis in English, as a non-native speaker. I have a couple of systems that I need to be ...
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What type of repetition is this sentence?

‘Tut, she's a lamb, a dove, a fool to him! I'll tell you, Sir Lucentio: when the priest Should ask, if Katharina should be his wife, 'Ay, by gogs-wouns,' quoth he; and swore so loud, ...