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    Dear teachers,

    Please tell me whether or not the following sentence is grammatically correct or acceptable in writing. I got a bit confused...

    Example 1) Red is used for the sample #100 , black for the sample #200, and white for the sample #300.

    In the above example, there is no words "is used" after "black" and after "white" though, is it still grammatically correct/acceptable in English? Or should the above sentence be written something like the one below?

    Red is used for the sample #100; black is used for the sample #200; and white is used for the sample #300.

    Someone, please help me...

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    Re: Series

    This is just an example of where the words are implied and need not be repeated. Either form is perfectly OK. It is just saving space/time.

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    Re: Series

    If you want to save additional time/space, remove the word 'the' from your example. Thus, you would write: Example 1) Red is used for sample #100 , black for sample #200, and white for sample #300.

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    Re: Series

    Thank you so much for your comments and help!
    I have perfectly understood thanks to your help

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