Can we omit the auxiliary verb when it is repeated?

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Can we omit the auxiliary verb when it is repeated?

For example, is it correct to say:

The fruits are washed with cold water, peeled with an automatic instrument designed by our team, and then cut to small pieces.

or it must be as:

The fruits are washed with cold water, are peeled with an automatic instrument designed by our team, and then are cut to small pieces

edited Apr 08 at 05:14 Delak New member

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No, you don't need to use 'are' multiple times, as both of the answers say.  You would cut the fruit into small pieces, though.  'Fruit' is usually a non-countable noun and used in the singular form.  'Fruits' would imply that there were different types of fruit being used.  Since you mention a machine that automatically peels, you may be referring to a single type of fruit.  If that is the case, write 'The fruit is...'

link comment answered Apr 08 at 17:52 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow
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The fruit is washed with cold water, peeled with an automatic instrument designed by our team, and then cut to small pieces.

link comment edited Apr 09 at 04:55 Sanjay Contributor
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the fruits are washed with cold water, peeled with an automatic instrument designed by pur team, ans then cut to small pieces.

link comment answered Apr 08 at 05:38 david New member

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