The contract was signed and the deposit (was) paid.

EdisonBhola

Senior Member
Korean
Hi all, I've come up with the following sentence:

The contract was signed and the deposit (was) paid.

I have a feeling that the second "was" is optional and the sentence reads better without it. But I'm not sure whether it's grammatically correct. Is there a name for this kind of construction so that I can look it up on the internet?

Many thanks! :)
 
  • tehtmc

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    Yes, the second "was" could be omitted.
    Sometimes, a whole phrase in the second clause of a sentence is omitted to avoid repetition.
     
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