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    #1

    speaking about ... ,

    Hello! Could you please help me understand if this sentence is correct: “Speaking about vegetarians, they choose this way of life for a number of reasons”?

    I’m wondering if the subject ‘they’ can be used just after the introductory phrase ‘speaking about vegetarians”?

    I’ve heard an opinion today (from a non-native speaker) that you need to use a different subject before the subject ‘they’. For example, ‘Speaking about vegetarians, I think / in my opinion they choose this way of life for a number of reasons’.

    Could you please say how far it is true.

    Many thanks in advance!

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    Re: speaking about ... ,

    This appears to be a near-duplicate of this
    Last edited by Piscean; 11-Feb-2017 at 11:17. Reason: spacing error

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    #3

    Re: speaking about ... ,

    It is. I've closed the other one.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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