[Grammar] Modern...features have enabled the area of ... rac*quets to be increased/ to increase

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wotcha

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[FONT=Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]1. Modern design features have enabled the area of the “sweet spot” on tennis rac*quets
to be increased almost 300 percent.
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2. [FONT=Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Modern design features have enabled the area of the “sweet spot” on tennis rac*quets
to increase almost 300 percent.
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Which one is grammatical?

( I think 2 )
 

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1. Modern design features have enabled the area of the “sweet spot” on tennis rac*quets
to be increased almost 300 percent.


2. Modern design features have enabled the area of the “sweet spot” on tennis rac*quets
to increase almost 300 percent.



Which one is grammatical?

( I think 2 )
I prefer 2. But why do you spell 'rackets' as 'rac*quets'?
 

Rover_KE

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'Racquets' without a * is just fine.
 
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