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    Oceanlike is offline Senior Member
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    prefers reading a book to

    Jason prefers reading science fiction to (reading) traditional novels.

    Is the second 'reading' necessary or can it be omitted?

    Thank you!

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    bhaisahab is offline Moderator
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    Re: prefers reading a book to

    It's not necessary.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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