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    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
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    ...as what Minister Mentor Lee touted (it) to be, it now appears.

    With or without the People's Action Party (PAP), it seems Singaporeans should sell away their Housing and Development Board (HDB) flat at some point to get out quickly before the price plummets.

    The asset given by the PAP government isn’t as valuable as what Minister Mentor Lee touted (it) to be, it now appears.

    The above is from our local news channel.

    Is the 'it' inserted by me required?

    Thanks.


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    Re: ...as what Minister Mentor Lee touted (it) to be, it now appears.

    I find the use of "sell away" in the first sentence rather odd. Shouldn't it just be "sell"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: ...as what Minister Mentor Lee touted (it) to be, it now appears.

    I think "sell off" is more common.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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