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    #1

    Exclamation "CO2 plays a critical role in maintaining the balance in Earth's atmosphere and the a

    I think that the following sentence is an example of parallel structure:


    "CO2 plays a critical role in maintaining the balance in Earth's atmosphere and the air we breathe."

    Now,I want to know which part participates in balancing. 1 or 2.


    1 "CO2 plays a critical role in maintaining the balance in Earth's atmosphere and (in maintaining the balance in) the air we breathe."


    2 "CO2 plays a critical role in maintaining the balance in Earth's atmosphere and (plays a critical role in)the air we breathe."

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    Re: "CO2 plays a critical role in maintaining the balance in Earth's atmosphere and t

    I read it as 1.

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    Re: "CO2 plays a critical role in maintaining the balance in Earth's atmosphere and t

    Only 1 is logical.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: "CO2 plays a critical role in maintaining the balance in Earth's atmosphere and t

    If I want to expand it , would the following be correct?

    "CO2 plays a critical role in maintaining the balance in Earth's atmosphere, and it also plays a critical role in maintaining the balance in the air we breathe."

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    #5

    Re: "CO2 plays a critical role in maintaining the balance in Earth's atmosphere and t

    It's unnecessarily repetitive.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 15-Feb-2017 at 12:55.

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    Re: "CO2 plays a critical role in maintaining the balance in Earth's atmosphere and t

    Welcome to the forum, Robert.

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