Translation:Dad is sitting near the door and smoking.
Need to fix the English on this one. "Sits and smokes" or "is sitting and smoking" but you can't say "is sitting and smokes".
I think that is sitting near the door and smoking does not sound natural... better is sitting and smoking near the door but i get wrong answer
I entered "dad is sitting and smoking near the door", which was rejected - why?
It is a common TTS problem. You should be able to hear it in the slower version. Also, the sentence would sound unnatural without И, so a native or a fluent speaker would put И even without hearing it clearly.
True, but I guess it is something we must get used to. In Russian pop-songs, I hear "Ты и я" all of the time and it only sounds like 2 words.