neglecting verb to be

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Here is the example: Acrylic is a fibre used to imitate wools, including cashmere, and is often used in replacement of them.

Above sentence is the original can we re-arrange it as: Acrylic is a fibre used to imitate wools, including cashmere, and often used in replacement of them.

What I try to do is thinking because at the first part "is" is used than, we do not need to use "is" at the following part again.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Textile

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Here is the example: Acrylic is a fibre used to imitate wools, including cashmere, and is often used in replacement of them.

Above sentence is the original can we re-arrange it as: Acrylic is a fibre used to imitate wools, including cashmere, and often used in replacement of them.

What I try to do is thinking because at the first part "is" is used than, we do not need to use "is" at the following part again.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Textile

Thank you.


It's passable English, but it's worth remembering that 'is used' is a passive construction, so you could remove all of it:

Acrylic is a fibre used to imitate wools, including cashmere, and often in replacement of them.
 

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It's passable English, but it's worth remembering that 'is used' is a passive construction, so you could remove all of it:

Does this passable English mean "ellipsis"?

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"Passable" means "just about acceptable".
 

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and often used

It's OK, but you could further reduce it by removing and.
 

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It's passable English, but it's worth remembering that 'is used' is a passive construction, so you could remove all of it:

Acrylic is a fibre used to imitate wools, including cashmere, and often in replacement of them.

Is it because the two sentences conjucted with and have passive use of verb to use?

Thank you.
 
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