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-2x + 7y - 5

Now, I know that this expression literally means " negative 2x plus 7y minus 5".

But, I prefer to look an expression like this as simply the sum of 3 terms. The terms are: -2x, 7y, and -5.

So, I prefer to deal with the expression more like -2x + 7y + (-5)

Is this proper?