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    Please help me to look over this sentence.

    Obviously, the husband is insensitive to his wife's company, is immature, and is selfish.

    Do I really need to use is before immature and selfish, if I keep to use is,is that the whole sentence correct? Thanks!

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    Re: Please help me to look over this sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by ccone View Post
    Obviously, the husband is insensitive to his wife's company, is immature, and is selfish.

    Do I really need to use is before immature and selfish, if I keep to use is,is that the whole sentence correct? Thanks!
    I'm a little bit confused about who is immature and selfish? It is wrong to have "immature" and "selfish" as the supplements of "his wife's company," in my view. After you make out what you really intend to say here, you just reorganize the sentence and the job will be done. And I think your sentence sounds unnatural. Can we have "Is insensitive to his wife's company", "is immature," and "is selfish" parellel to each other? My comment is open to discussion.
    Richard


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    Re: Please help me to look over this sentence.

    Sorry, I think that I should post more to make my originally sentence clearly.


    For example, her husband always spends his time at home, stuck in front of the computer playing computer games, and will not allow his wife to interrupt him. Obviously, the husband is insensitive to his wife's company, is immature, and is selfish. However, he always has excuses to justify his behavior, such as feels stressful from working or some other lame excuse.

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    Re: Please help me to look over this sentence.

    How about:
    Obviously, the husband is selfish, immature and insensitive to his wife's needs.

    I think the wife needs the husband to spend time with her, his attention, his company.

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