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    Are the prepositional phrases necessary?

    I am going to make up two similar sentences with two different prepositional phrases.

    (1) The chess club supervisor does all he can to help a shy member feel welcomed and connected (with others).

    (2) The chess club supervisor does all he can to help a shy member feel welcomed and assimilated (into the club).

    In both (1) and (2), can I omit the prepositional phrases in red from the sentences? Thanks for your explanations.

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    Re: Are the prepositional phrases necessary?

    I would change 'welcomed' to 'welcome' and just end it there.

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    Re: Are the prepositional phrases necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianbrian View Post
    In both (1) and (2), can I omit the prepositional phrases in red from the sentences?
    Yes, you can, though I like Rover's idea as assimilated doesn't fit too well for me.

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