Which of these sentences is acceptable:
1-Among Russian writers, Faulkner was most influenced by the works of Dostoyevsky.
2-Among Russian writers, Faulkner was most influenced by Dostoyevsky.
3-Among Russian writers, Dosteyevsky influenced Faulkner most.
3 seems the best as the two parts link together better. I'd be tempted to use 'of' instead of 'among'. ;-)
Sentences one and two are awkward at best, since "Among Russian writers" seems to be referring to Faulkner. In fact, I was thinking (briefly) that Faulkner was a Russian writer who had been influenced by Dostoyevsky. Then I remembered, of course, that Faulkner was American.
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