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D00M
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:40:31 AM

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Hello respected teachers,

Are both the following correct English?

You can make a smoothie by mixing fruits, such as bananas and strawberries, in a blender.

You can make a smoothie by mixing fruits such as bananas and strawberries in a blender.



I am looking forward to your answers.
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:07:56 PM

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I am not a teacher DOOM, I am giving my opinion.

Both sentences are correct.

Second one is yet slightly better.

IMO

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
NKM
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 3:53:58 PM

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Personally, I think the first one (with the commas) is better, just because I would say it with pauses in those places.

But both forms are acceptable.

Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 4:13:52 PM

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The sentence with the commas is correct because the information between the commas is not critical to the meaning of the sentence. Plus, it improves the readability of the sentence -- which should not be taken lightly.
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