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  1. FW
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    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.

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    3 seems the best as the two parts link together better. I'd be tempted to use 'of' instead of 'among'.

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    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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