AIX Unix Scripting

I am working on a script to verify some services and applications are running on an AIX server after reboot. My script is running commands then echoing the results back so we can visually acknowledge. However I keep encountering syntax errors complaining about an unmatched quote. The script is below

OUTPUT1=$(ps -ef | grep -E "winbind|smbd|nmbd")
OUTPUT1=$(ps -efo user,pid,args | grep PRISM)
echo "ps -ef | grep -E "winbind|smbd|nmbd"
echo "${OUTPUT1}"
echo "\n"
echo "ps -efo user,pid,args | grep PRISM"
echo "${OUTPUT2}"
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The quote in question is missing  at the end of the first "echo" line:

echo "ps -ef | grep -E "winbind|smbd|nmbd""

And shouldn't the second line read

OUTPUT2=$(ps -efo user,pid,args | grep PRISM)

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This might be better in regard to maintainability:

CMD1='ps -ef | grep -E "winbind|smbd|nmbd"'
OUTPUT1=$(eval "$CMD1")
CMD2='ps -efo user,pid,args | grep PRISM'
OUTPUT2=$(eval "$CMD2")
echo $CMD1
echo "${OUTPUT1}\n"
echo $CMD2
echo "${OUTPUT2}"

Please note the single quotes used in the CMD1/CMD2 definitions and "eval" in the command substitution parts!
Finally, you don't need an own"echo" for the extra newline.
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