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    "The most prominent of these essential principles are the doctrines of supremacy and of direct effect, and the preliminary reference procedure."

    Is there a reason why the author repeated "of"? It doesn't seem necessary to me.

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    Yes there is. While perhaps not essential for a clear understanding, given
    the the word doctrine has been pluralized, the second "of" makes
    it apparent to the reader that there are two doctrines under discussion.

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    Default Re: Of

    Quote Originally Posted by bwkcaj_ca View Post
    Yes there is. While perhaps not essential for a clear understanding, given
    the the word doctrine has been pluralized, the second "of" makes
    it apparent to the reader that there are two doctrines under discussion.
    I just don't see how one could misunderstand the sentence if the second "of" were omitted.

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