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    no subject in this sentence

    Hi all,

    There is no subject after but in this sentence

    Advertising can draw the attention of the audience, but ( ??? ) not neccesarily stimulate the sales

    Is this a formal writing ?

    Why doesn't the writer say it after but

    Advertising can draw the attention of the audience, bu[U]it does[/U] not neccesarily stimulate the sales

    Many thanks
    Last edited by duiter; 29-Apr-2011 at 19:19.

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    Re: no subject in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
    Hi all,

    There is no subject after but in this sentence

    Advertising can draw the attention of the audience, but ( ??? ) not neccesarily stimulate the sales

    Is this a formal writing ?

    Why doesn't the writer say it after but

    Advertising can draw the attention of the audience, but [U]it does[/U] not neccesarily stimulate the sales

    Many thanks
    You can add it if you so desire, but it's not necessary.

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    Re: no subject in this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
    Why doesn't the writer say it after but ?
    It's no different from:

    I can sing and (I can) dance.
    Fred can sing but (he can) not dance.

    So:

    Advertising can draw the attention of the audience but (it can) not necessarily stimulate the sales.

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