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.


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

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  • 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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