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    neglecting verb to be

    Here is the example: Acrylic is a fibre used to imitate wools, including cashmere, and is often used in replacement of them.

    Above sentence is the original can we re-arrange it as: Acrylic is a fibre used to imitate wools, including cashmere, and often used in replacement of them.

    What I try to do is thinking because at the first part "is" is used than, we do not need to use "is" at the following part again.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Textile

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    Re: neglecting verb to be

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Here is the example: Acrylic is a fibre used to imitate wools, including cashmere, and is often used in replacement of them.

    Above sentence is the original can we re-arrange it as: Acrylic is a fibre used to imitate wools, including cashmere, and often used in replacement of them.

    What I try to do is thinking because at the first part "is" is used than, we do not need to use "is" at the following part again.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Textile

    Thank you.

    It's passable English, but it's worth remembering that 'is used' is a passive construction, so you could remove all of it:

    Acrylic is a fibre used to imitate wools, including cashmere, and often in replacement of them.

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    Re: neglecting verb to be

    Quote Originally Posted by richysensei View Post
    It's passable English, but it's worth remembering that 'is used' is a passive construction, so you could remove all of it:
    Does this passable English mean "ellipsis"?

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    Re: neglecting verb to be

    "Passable" means "just about acceptable".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: neglecting verb to be

    and often used
    It's OK, but you could further reduce it by removing and.

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    Re: neglecting verb to be

    Quote Originally Posted by richysensei View Post
    It's passable English, but it's worth remembering that 'is used' is a passive construction, so you could remove all of it:

    Acrylic is a fibre used to imitate wools, including cashmere, and often in replacement of them.
    Is it because the two sentences conjucted with and have passive use of verb to use?

    Thank you.

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