Re: Repeat the verb?

Subject: Re: Repeat the verb?
From: David Ziegler <ziegler -at- editorziegler -dot- com>
To: maker -at- verizon -dot- net
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 07:55:28 -0700 (PDT)

Without rewriting or other modification, if I were to choose between your two sentences, I'd choose the repetition.

I see nothing wrong with repetition if it serves to clarify.

In your sentence, I'd repeat if only because, where there's a fairly long stretch between the two components of the sentence, the repetition makes it easier for the reader to grasp the sense..

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