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Is the part in bold correct?

 
 
Reply Wed 7 Aug, 2019 05:27 am
There are two Chee Soon Juans.

The first is the law-breaking, minister-heckling, hunger-striking attention seeker who is more interested in promoting a ‘Western’ form of democracy ill-suited to our Asian society than in bread and butter issues. He is one of the two ‘duds’ the Minister Mentor mentioned as the sort of people he had prevented from entering parliament. (The other being J.B. Jeyaretnam.) This is the version which, if you believe Dr Chee, is the one that the mainstream media often portrays, and which the public buys.

Is the part in brackets with "The" in upper case coupled with a partial sentence?

Thanks.

 
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Wed 7 Aug, 2019 08:33 am
EDITED

There are two Chee Soon Juans.
The first is the law-breaking, minister-heckling, hunger-striking attention seeker who is more interested in promoting a ‘Western’ form of democracy ill-suited to our Asian society than in bread and butter issues. He is one of the two ‘duds’ the Minister Mentor mentioned as the sort of people he had prevented from entering parliament. (The other being J.B. Jeyaretnam.) This is the version which, if you believe Dr Chee, is the one that the mainstream media often portrays, and which the public buys.

Is the part in brackets with "The" in upper case coupled with a partial sentence correct?

Thanks.
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tanguatlay
 
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Reply Thu 8 Aug, 2019 05:10 am
Could someone please help? Thanks.
hightor
 
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Reply Thu 8 Aug, 2019 05:37 am
@tanguatlay,
I would prefer something like this:

"He is one of the two ‘duds’ the Minister Mentor mentioned as the sort of people he had prevented from entering parliament, the other being J.B. Jeyaretnam."
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Thu 8 Aug, 2019 06:21 am
It’s perfectly OK to use parenthetical sentences, phrases or words to add information to the previous sentence. The info within the brackets can be deleted without losing the main meaning.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 8 Aug, 2019 03:03 pm
@tanguatlay,
So, what part is in bold, again?
hightor
 
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Reply Sat 10 Aug, 2019 03:17 pm
@InfraBlue,
In parentheses, actually.
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