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Original sentence:

Inform John that you have completed the tutorial and need your assigned mentor.

Is that grammatically correct, or it's misses an additional you:

Inform John that you have completed the tutorial and you need your assigned mentor.

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This is called conjunction reduction, where the conjunction (and) allows the sentence fragments identified by the noun clause (that you) to be reduced.

The unreduced form is:

Inform John that you (have completed the tutorial) and that you (need your assigned mentor).

and the reduced form is:

Inform John that you (have completed the tutorial and need your assigned mentor).

Both of these are grammatically correct.

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  • Conjunction reduction has been covered quite a few times already on ELU. May 2, 2017 at 9:13

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