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I have been wondering if in my writing the following sentence is grammatically correct:

We accomplish this by first gathering all relevant news stories, then picking out those that mention "bankruptcy", and finally keeping only the ones released by renowned media.

I think it's ok to say by + do-ing but not sure if is fine to use by + do-ing (A) + do-ing (B) + do-ing (C) (can not recall any example). Can anyone tell if this sounds correct? Many thanks!

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    It sounds correct to me. – holydragon Jul 4 '18 at 8:12
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I fixed my wardrobe issue by washing, drying, and folding my laundry.

There is nothing wrong with using any number of such verbs, either directly next to each other (as here) or simply within the same sentence at some point (as in your case).

In fact, if you start off with one verb being in this form, then it's likely you'll want to use the same form for all of them.

This, for example, would not be considered appropriate:

We accomplish this by first gathering all relevant news stories, then picking out those that mention "bankruptcy", and finally keep only the ones released by renowned media.

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