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    Should I add an "is"?

    Is this sentence correct without an "is" before "the EU institution"?

    It is the European Council that initiated Community action in the field of sport in the mid 1970s, and the EU institution with the potential to influence sport the most.

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    Smile Re: Should I add an "is"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Is this sentence correct without an "is" before "the EU institution"?

    It is the European Council that initiated Community action in the field of sport in the mid 1970s, and the EU institution with the potential to influence sport the most.

    Thanks.

    I would add "it is" before "EU institution". This is a compound sentence, and the verb in the second clause needs a subject. In this case "it" refers back to "The European Council". It's more natural to replace "European Council" with "it". However, if we want to emphasize the importance of the European Council, we can repeat it again and not replace it with "it". There would likely be added stress to "European Council" if it is used as the subject in both clauses, and not replaced by "it" in the second clause.

    It is the European Council that initiated Community action in the field of sport in the mid 1970s, and it is the EU institution with the potential to influence sport the most.

    It is the European Council that initiated Community action in the field of sport in the mid 1970s, and the European Council is the EU institution with the potential to influence sport the most.


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