chips (that are) to be installed in smart phones

JBPARK

Senior Member
One of my responsibilities is designing NFC chips (that are) to be installed in smart phones for wireless mobile payments.

Dear all,

I am in the middle of writing a job description of a smart phone engineer, and I was wondering whether the phrase "to be" can stand alone without "that are" in the above sentence which I wrote.

I first had "that are" in front of "to be" and thought I could lose it to make the sentence shorter, but I am not sure if it reads well without it. Can I omit the two words in parenthesis?

Thanks for your help in advance.
 
  • Beryl from Northallerton

    Senior Member
    British English
    Dear JBPARK. If one of your responsibilities is designing NFC chips for smart phones, then you can indeed omit the words in parentheses (and the parentheses too).
     
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