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ナイフでお肉を切ります、それからフォークで(お肉を)食べます。

Cut the meat with a knife, then eat the meat with a fork.

I wondered whether the second (お肉を) could be omitted in order to avoid repetition. Is it totally acceptable in grammar?

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Yes you can omit 2nd appearance of お肉。

Here is one another way to put it. お肉をナイフで切ってフォークで食べます。 In this you can connect 2 sentences by verb's て form.

Just like we would say in English "Cut the meat by knife and eat by fork." no need of 2nd occurrence of object as its already implied.

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    Did you intend to change the verb when you added the て form? – Leebo Nov 5 at 7:14
  • I don't get your question clearly. You mean different verb or something else ? – アニケン_スカイワカー Nov 5 at 7:44
  • In your version, you have 切れて, which is the て form of the intransitive verb 切れる. The OP's question has the transitive verb 切る, the て form of which is 切って. – Leebo Nov 5 at 8:31
  • thanks changed now. – アニケン_スカイワカー Nov 5 at 8:39

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