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    Is predicate missed out?

    William S. Hart was, perhaps, the greatest of all Western stars, for unlike Gary Cooper and John Wayne he appeared in nothing but Westerns. From 1914 to 1924 he was supreme and unchallenged. It was Hart who created the basic formula of the Western film, and devised the protagonist he played in every film he made, the good-bad man, the accidental, noble outlaw, or the honest but framed cowboy, or the sheriff made suspect by vicious gossip; in short, the individual in conflict with himself and his frontier environment.
    Hi, the above is excerpted from New Concept English. I wonder why the part which I highlight in red miss out predicate.

    I think it should be as below:
    the individual was in conflict with himself and his frontier environment.

    What do you think? I look forward for your answer. Thanks.


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    Re: Is predicate missed out?

    the protagonist he played in every film he made,
    was the good-bad man,
    was the accidental, noble outlaw,
    or
    was the honest but framed cowboy,
    or
    was the sheriff made suspect by vicious gossip
    in short,
    was the individual in conflict with himself and his frontier environment.

    You're right. It's just that 'was' is omitted each time.


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    Re: Is predicate missed out?

    David, thank you for your answer.

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