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  1. wotcha's Avatar
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    #1

    Modern...features have enabled the area of ... rac*quets to be increased/ to increase

    1. Modern design features have enabled the area of the “sweet spot” on tennis rac*quets
    to be increased almost 300 percent.


    2. Modern design features have enabled the area of the “sweet spot” on tennis rac*quets
    to increase almost 300 percent.



    Which one is grammatical?

    ( I think 2 )

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    Re: Modern...features have enabled the area of ... rac*quets to be increased/ to incr

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1. Modern design features have enabled the area of the “sweet spot” on tennis rac*quets
    to be increased almost 300 percent.


    2. Modern design features have enabled the area of the “sweet spot” on tennis rac*quets
    to increase almost 300 percent.



    Which one is grammatical?

    ( I think 2 )
    I prefer 2. But why do you spell 'rackets' as 'rac*quets'?

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    Re: Modern...features have enabled the area of ... rac*quets to be increased/ to incr

    'Racquets' without a * is just fine.

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