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    tend to focus on X than (on) Y

    Hi,

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/he...anted=all&_r=0

    - Western culture, they have found, conditions people to think of themselves as highly independent entities. And when looking at scenes, Westerners tend to focus on central objects more than on their surroundings.

    I would like to ask if the second 'on' is certainly necessary or not.

    - Western culture, they have found, conditions people to think of themselves as highly independent entities. And when looking at scenes, Westerners tend to focus on central objects more than their surroundings.

    Thank you.

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    Re: tend to focus on X than (on) Y

    If the second "on" were omitted, the meaning would still be understood.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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