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  1. Is it possible and normal to use the words without any verbs in this particular example?(The highlighted part I mean)

  2. Are we allowed to add an irrevelant sentence in the middle of it? ( the added sentence is in parentheses )

This story and also these kinds of stories are usually about money & marriage. The story of envy, jealousy, comparing your life with your friends' lives and in this particular case ( I know this is gonna sound weird ) the story of being the wife and, moreover, the main breadwinner of the family.

  • Why do you think the part in parentheses is irrelevant? – stangdon Jul 30 '18 at 1:10
  • I find this question as confusing now as I did before. You're asking two different things—and comparing is a verb. Yes, you can have sentences without verbs. But are you asking us to proofread this particular one? – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Jul 30 '18 at 1:59
  • Also, did you delete your previous question and then just ask it again? Because I commented on a version of this earlier today—well before it looks like this one was created. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Jul 30 '18 at 2:02
  • @JasonBassford hey, folks, the way I see it my question is crystal clear and I just cannot get through to what exactly do you mean? I want to know this way of speaking is usual and customary or not. If I am not allowed to ask this type of question, well, just tell me and believe I'd never ask again... – AmirhoseinRiazi Jul 30 '18 at 6:38
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In journalese and literature writers sometimes get creative with structure and use sentence fragments without a verb rather than standard sentences with a predicate. Once the context is clear it's perfectly acceptable.

In your example I think the context is pretty clear and works, though personally -- subjectively -- I'd prefer if it were turned into a standard sentence using a colon or dash after marriage.

This story and also these kinds of stories are usually about money & marriage -- the story of envy, jealousy, comparing your life with your friends' lives and in this particular case ( I know this is gonna sound weird ) the story of being the wife and, moreover, the main breadwinner of the family.

As for the 'irrelevant sentence' in parentheses, I think it's irrelevancy is subjective. I imagine the author found it important or they wouldn't have used it. In any case it's grammatically correct.

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