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Is the second "playing needed?

 
 
Reply Mon 27 Jul, 2015 02:01 am
I prefer playing football to playing basketball. (Here I am referring to both playing football and basketball.)

Is the second "playing" needed?

Thanks.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jul, 2015 02:39 am
@tanguatlay,
The meaning is clearer with it.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jul, 2015 02:56 am
It is not needed, but i agree that it makes the meaning clearer. It would be more likely that the second use of "playing" would be dropped in colloquial speech.
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selectmytutor
 
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Reply Tue 28 Jul, 2015 03:48 am
@tanguatlay,
No it's not needed.
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