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They also tend to avoid hobbies that they once enjoyed doing and become more isolated from family and friends.

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They also tend to avoid hobbies that they once enjoyed doing and become more isolated from family and friends.
asked Oct 09 '12 at 01:46 Marivel Torres New member

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Yes, doing is redundant. If you prefer not to flesh out a second complete independeant clause, you could also write:

 

They tend to avoid hobbies that they once enjoyed and become isolated from family and friends.

 

This way you're using tend to apply elliptically to the second idea:

They tend to avoid . . .

They tend to become . . .

 

It depends whether you consider the becoming isolated to be a a tendency as well as the avoidence of hobbies.

link comment edited Oct 09 '12 at 08:18 Peter Guess Expert

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