Can a second "BE" verb be omitted after "AND"?

For example:

This book IS good and IS composed of three chapters.

Can the second "IS" be omitted?

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    Opinion: since there's no relationship between the two observations about the book, I'd suggest not only keeping both instances of 'is', but also going further in de-linking the two observations completely. E.g. place them in separate sentences or even separate paragraphs. – Lawrence Aug 18 '17 at 14:23
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    'This book is lengthy and boring' is an example that works. / 'This car is fast and purple' doesn't work. As @Lawrence points out, choice of example is critical. – Edwin Ashworth Aug 18 '17 at 16:20
  • You are changing the syntactic structure of the sentence. Both versions are technically correct from a syntactic sense. But they have somewhat different meanings -- it's not a simple mechanical transformation. – Hot Licks Aug 18 '17 at 17:23
  • @EdwinAshworth, I don't see why "This book is lengthy and boring" works, but "This car is fast and purple" doesn't. The former seems to rest on a presumption that the interest a book generates is strongly linked with its length, which is a debatable position. I'll give you the point that the "purpleness" of a car isn't associated with its perceived speed, but there are studies that show that the "redness" of a car is associated with a greater perceived speed, which ought to mean that "This car is fast and red" should work. No? – SNLacy Aug 18 '17 at 20:26
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    @SN Lacy 'Lengthy' and 'boring' are linked together as undesirables in many people's minds when referring to books, speeches.... There are over 90 000 hits on Google for the exact string "lengthy and boring", but less than about 10 for "fast and purple". I'd strongly disagree with 'The former seems to rest on a presumption that the interest a book generates is strongly linked with its length'. Two things can be associated without there being direct causality. / I'd say the 'fast and red' case is borderline. Why don't you check some stats? – Edwin Ashworth Aug 18 '17 at 22:02

Yes it can. It is correct to say this, because the same verb applies to both adjectives, and works either way.

If you said 'the book is beautiful and gold' it sounds better than 'the book is beautiful and is gold', and I think the same applies in this sentence; the omitted 'is' sounds better

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