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    nyggus is offline Key Member
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    Question Sentence structure

    Hi, which one should I use?
    1. "It is simple to realize and it provides efficient results." or
    2. "It is simple to realize and provides efficient results."
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    Nyggus
    (I know, this question is a commonplace, so shame on me! )

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    Default Re: Sentence structure

    Hello Nyggus

    Both sound fine to me you might find either version. I would call it a stylistic rather than grammatical choice.

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    Default Re: Sentence structure

    Hi,

    Your first sentence is grammatically correct.Because in the second sentence the verb 'is' is elliptically influencing the verb 'provide' and thus, the second sentence means 'It is provides efficient results.", which is non-sense.

    Thank you,

    Soumen

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    Default Re: Sentence structure

    Hello Souba, welcome to UE!

    I would be inclined to take the ellipsis as follows:

    2. "It is simple to realize and (it) provides efficient results."

    MrP

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