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    cabbage and spinach and oily fish like salmon eaten regularly can help to fight

    Are these two sentences correct and equivalent?

    Dark green vegetables such as cabbage and spinach and oily fish like salmon eaten regularly can help to fight depression.


    If dark green vegetables such as cabbage and spinach and oily fish like salmon are eaten regularly, can help to fight depression.
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    Re: cabbage and spinach and oily fish like salmon eaten regularly can help to fight

    The second needs to say "it" can help fight.

    Both sentences need more punctuation.

    "Dark green vegetable, such as cabbage and spinach; and oily fish, like salmon,"

    This sentence may be one of those places where "fishes" is the appropriate plural.

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    Re: cabbage and spinach and oily fish like salmon eaten regularly can help to fight

    The whole thing would be much more natural if you started with "Regularly eating ...".

    Regularly eating dark green vegetables like cabbage and spinach, and oily fish like salmon, can help fight depression.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: cabbage and spinach and oily fish like salmon eaten regularly can help to fight

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    If dark green vegetables such as cabbage and spinach and oily fish like salmon are eaten regularly, can help to fight depression.
    I think the above sentence is not complete without a subject (it) for the second clause.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: cabbage and spinach and oily fish like salmon eaten regularly can help to fight

    I think the above sentence is not complete without a subject (it) for the second clause.


    Shouldn't the subject be 'they' instead of 'it'?

    Dark green vegetables and spinach.

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    Re: cabbage and spinach and oily fish like salmon eaten regularly can help to fight

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    Shouldn't the subject be 'they' instead of 'it'?

    Dark green vegetables and spinach.
    It refers to the eating of the vegetables and the fish.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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