Consider the sentence:
Our son, John, is 15 and our daughter, Mary, 11.
Is it grammatical? I have read such omission of the linking verb (especially is) in a sentence with a compound subject. I wanted to know if the linking verb attaches to both the subjects. Is the above preferred to the more straightforward (and grammatical) construction:
Our son, John, is 15 and our daughter, Mary, is 11.