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"What do you anticipate it will be the impact of higher tariffs between China and US on your business?"

Is that "it" redundant?

Just like what do you think will be the impact?

  • Please can you reference the wider context? At the moment, I beleive that the sentence doesn'e make sense. – Bee Jul 8 '19 at 13:23
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The "it" is not so much redundant as simply ungrammatical. It should be removed.

What do you anticipate will be the impact of higher tariffs between China and US on your business?

It may help to simplify the sentence to understand why. The basic, simplified structure is:

What ... will be the impact ...?

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  • Is the "do you anticipate" parenthesis? – momsta Jul 8 '19 at 15:39
  • @momsta Sorry, I don't understand your question. – TypeIA Jul 8 '19 at 16:22
  • Is the "do you anticipate" interjected remark? or is it inversion? the normal words sequence should be "Do you think what will be the impact of..." – momsta Jul 8 '19 at 18:28
  • @momsta I'm sorry, I still don't understand. "Do you think what will be the impact of..." is not a "normal word sequence": it is ungrammatical. If you're confused about that you might like to ask a new question about it. – TypeIA Jul 8 '19 at 18:33
  • What, do you think, will be the impact of ... is "do you think" here a interjected remark? – momsta Jul 8 '19 at 18:53

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