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    Which are correct:

    1-We have similar emotions when we observe other people's emotions.
    2-Similar emotions come into being in us when we observe other people's emotions.
    3-Other people's emotions make us have similar emotions.

    Our emotions are similar to theirs. None of these sentences state that explicitly. I was wondering which one would be acceptable.

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    Re: ellipsis

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct:

    1-We have similar emotions when we observe other people's emotions.
    2-Similar emotions come into being in us when we observe other people's emotions.
    3-Other people's emotions make us have similar emotions.

    Our emotions are similar to theirs. None of these sentences state that explicitly. I was wondering which one would be acceptable.
    Your sentences are alright, but ideally you should write something that doesn't require "emotions" twice. (A general point about avoiding repetition)

    We experience similar emotions to those we perceive in others.

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    #3

    Re: ellipsis

    I would include the actual name of the phenomenon, empathy.

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    Re: ellipsis

    Thank you Raymott and Konungursvia.



    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Your sentences are alright, but ideally you should write something that doesn't require "emotions" twice. (A general point about avoiding repetition)

    We experience similar emotions to those we perceive in others.

    Very very neat solution! Hats off!

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