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    #1

    '...on the other' at the end of a sentence

    Is the following sentence grammatical?
    The author shows that advertising is aimed at the children themselves, on the one hand, and at their parents and adults, on the other.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: '...on the other' at the end of a sentence

    No. There's nothing wrong with 'on the other' at the end of the sentence, but two of the commas need to be deleted.

    Is this your own sentence? I can't make much sense of it.

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    #3

    Re: '...on the other' at the end of a sentence

    Yes.

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    #4

    Re: '...on the other' at the end of a sentence

    It would work better using both for me.

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    #5

    Re: '...on the other' at the end of a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Is this your own sentence? I can't make much sense of it.
    It's a translation from Russian into English I'm doing for a journal. It's about toy advertising.
    Last edited by englishhobby; 24-Aug-2019 at 06:47.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #6

    Re: '...on the other' at the end of a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It would work better using both for me.
    Thank you very much, so it would be 'The author shows that advertising is aimed both at the children themselves and at their parents.
    I'm not sure if 'themselves' is appropriate here, though. But, since it's about advertising of toys, perhaps, in that context it's okay because the emphasis is on children.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #7

    Re: '...on the other' at the end of a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Thank you very much, so it would be 'The author shows that advertising is aimed both at the children themselves and at their parents.
    I'm not sure if 'themselves' is appropriate here, though. But, since it's about advertising of toys, perhaps, in that context it's okay because the emphasis is on children.
    The sentence quoted above is fine. "Themselves" works to add emphasis.
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