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    Is the word “the parts” optional?

    Hi,

    Question:
    1) Is the word “the parts” optional?
    2) Any difference between sentence 1 and 2?

    Sentence1:
    I split the project into different topics.
    I was responsible for the parts “product range” and “company history”.

    Sentence2:
    I split the project into different topics.
    I was responsible for “product range” and “company history”.

    Thanks


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    Re: Is the word “the parts” optional?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    1) Is the word “the parts” optional?
    2) Any difference between sentence 1 and 2?

    Sentence1:
    I split the project into different topics.
    I was responsible for the parts “product range” and “company history”.

    Sentence2:
    I split the project into different topics.
    I was responsible for “product range” and “company history”.

    Thanks
    If you mean by "optional" that by removing the parts the sentence remains grammatical, my answer is yes. Sentence 1 shows an example of non-reduced apposition, that is, what comes after the parts serves to redefine, rename the parts.

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