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What would be the shortest way to say someone has two jobs or obligations in a sentence? I am searching for a universal way to use this. I can say “an abandoned daughter, a lonesome father, or a fearful sister” but how can I do the same with someone who is a mother and a politician, father, and a doctor, or a sister and a cop? If I write: "A mother and a doctor searches for her way out..." Word and other apps automatically correct “searches” into “search,” because they think these are two different persons.

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You could set the phrase as an appositive. "Joan, a mother and a doctor, searches for her way out."

  • That is an excellent idea. Unfortunately, I cannot use names in the sentence. It is for a logline and names are a big no-no in them. – Syk Jun 19 '17 at 7:08
  • What about, "The woman, a mother and doctor, searches for her way out?" or "A mother, who's also a doctor, searches for her way out?" – Carrie Villalobos Jun 22 '17 at 0:38
  • Thanks for your effort. I was hoping there was a shorter way to solve this, but as it seems, there is none. I have gone through 1000+ loglines and found nothing in the matter of what I have been searching for. – Syk Jun 23 '17 at 5:01

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