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Can you please tell me which sentence is correct here? What if I just take out the preposition "with", is it still grammatically correct?

Less coal was burned in 1980, with its figure being just over 15 billion units.

Less coal was burned in 1980, with its figure was just over 15 billion units.

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"Being," if this is one sentence.

Less coal was burned in 1980, with its figure being just over 15 billion units.

Less coal was burned in 1980, its figure being just over 15 billion units.

The latter case seems a bit questionable to me. I'd be more likely to use a dash than a comma here. That's kind of my style, though.

If you omit "with," then you may need something stronger than a comma as the two parts of the sentence are no longer strongly linked. If you split it into two sentences (or strongly, using a semicolon), you should use "was."

Less coal was burned in 1980. Its figure was just over 15 billion units.

Less coal was burned in 1980; its figure was just over 15 billion units.

  • THank you for the clear advice, I will note that @farncy. By the way, I don't know what time it is in your country, but have a nice day! – Tinh Le Oct 6 '18 at 8:31

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