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    Default Who among of your colleagues sold a condo unit?

    Hi,

    Is the word "among" used correctly in the sentence below?

    Who among of your colleagues sold a condo unit?


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    Default Re: Who among of your colleagues sold a condo unit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Hi,

    Is the word "among" used correctly in the sentence below?

    Who among of your colleagues sold a condo unit?


    Many thanks.
    You don't need "of".

    Who among your colleagues sold a condo [unit]?

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    Default Re: Who among of your colleagues sold a condo unit?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You don't need "of".

    Who among your colleagues sold a condo [unit]?
    Thanks so much...

    What do you mean by enclosing the word "unit" with brakets? And how could we say this sentence in other way with the same meaning?

    Thanks you so much again in advance.
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    Default Re: Who among of your colleagues sold a condo unit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Thanks so much...

    What do you mean by enclosing the word "unit" with brakets? And how could we say this sentence in other way with the same meaning?

    Thanks you so much again in advance.
    Admittedly, we don't use the word "condo" in BrE, I believe it's a specifically AmE phrase, but I don't think that the word unit is required. I believe that it's simply referred to as "a condo". I'm sure an AmE speaker will confirm/deny.

    You could say: Which of your colleagues sold a condo?
    Of your colleagues, who sold a condo?
    Did any of your colleagues sell a condo? If so, who was it?

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    Default Re: Who among of your colleagues sold a condo unit?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Admittedly, we don't use the word "condo" in BrE, I believe it's a specifically AmE phrase, but I don't think that the word unit is required. I believe that it's simply referred to as "a condo". I'm sure an AmE speaker will confirm/deny.
    Confirmed, condo without unit.

    Also, Condo implies owned and Apartment implies rented.
    (Note: Canadian English, which is basically American minus a few insanities)

    James

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