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Never miss a chance to make those watching you laugh.

My question is that does the sentence elide "who are"? Can I rewrite it as Never miss a chance to make those who are watching you laugh?

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    The current answer is OK. You might also think about switching to "the audience" or "your audience" or some such. Also, good handle.
    – puppetsock
    Jul 14, 2020 at 21:16

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They are both correct and can have the exact same meaning. However, when you say "Never miss a chance to make those who are watching you laugh," it can also be perceived as if you are talking about the people who are watching him/her right now (a specific situation at hand). The sentence without "who are" feels like a piece of general life advice that you would give to someone (like a standup comedian).

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