In Serbian, there is a nice way to say this and would love to find a way to do the same in English.

Basically, I would like to make two statements in one sentence, second (why) related to answer on the first (is). Still, I don't want to suggest that subject is but to show knowledge of high possibility that it exists.

On the bonus side, is my title grammatically correct? Does question mark comes after dot and double-quote? What is the right order?

Can I write something like this: "I found an answer on is and why is it important to do that."?

  • It's taken me some time to understand your question! I believe the 'is' between 'on' & 'and' is intentional, e.g. it's not an 'it'. It expresses existence. Secondly, I think the end is incorrect, it should be 'why it is important to do that' (question in indirect/reported speech). Commented Apr 26, 2018 at 7:02
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    I don't understand the question or the explanation of the question. What is is? Do you mean whether and why?
    – TimR
    Commented Apr 26, 2018 at 10:46
  • I'm not sure I understand your statement, but you might be looking for "I found an answer on why it is". In English "an answer on" has to be followed by a noun, not a verb.
    – stangdon
    Commented Apr 26, 2018 at 14:07

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Punctuation is key! It is the difference between "Let's eat, grandma!" and "Let's eat grandma!" Please use punctuation! You may be saving lives!

Using the proper punctuation here I think makes the meaning clear:

I found an answer on is, and why is it important to do that.

Though better written, you would probably write:

I found an answer on if, and why it is important to do that.

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