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    #1

    ...they have of young people.....

    Hi,

    Is this sentence correct ?

    Fortunately schools, with the unrealistic expectations that they have of young people, provide early training in the art of lying

    Why does the author write have of young people ?

    Does '' of '' have grammatical meaning ?
    If so, what is it ?


    Many thanks

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    Re: ...they have of young people.....

    Of depends on expectations. The sentence contains a defining relative clause.

    Fortunately schools, with the unrealistic expectations that they have of young people, provide early training in the art of lying

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