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    Is the "are" redundant?

    We are a company with a history of 28 years that specializes in ratten weaving. All of our products are hand-weaved by rattan artists, and are mould-proof and insect-resistant. Our service mission is to provide customers with high-quality products at a favorable price, and offer reliable and efficient after-sale service.

    All of our products are hand-weaved by rattan artists, and are mould-proof and insect-resistant.

    Questions: Is the second "are" redundant?

    Is it better to say "All of our products are hand-weaved by rattan artists, mould-proof, and insect-resistant??

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    Re: Is the "are" redundant?

    Say 'hand-woven' rather than 'hand-weaved'. The second 'are' is necessary.

    Your final alternative is not an improvement.

  2. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: Is the "are" redundant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Avidreader View Post
    after-sale service
    I found 'after-sales service' on http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...-sales+service
    Is 's' optional?
    Not a teacher.

  3. emsr2d2's Avatar
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    #4

    Re: Is the "are" redundant?

    No. It should be "after-sales service" (in BrE, at least).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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