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    Default only 2 documents?

    (1) is correct. Am I right?

    1) I see that we have only two documents on this file

    2) I see that we have two documents only on this file.

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    Default Re: only 2 documents?

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    I'd say the first one. The second sentence could be read to mean that two documents are in this particular file exclusively (i.e. the two documents can be found nowhere else except for this one file). The first sentence means that there are only two documents in the file.

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    Default Re: only 2 documents?

    Not a teacher.

    Both are correct but they mean different things.

    1)
    I see that we have only two documents on this file.

    The file contains only two documents and not more than that.

    2) I see that we have two documents only on this file.

    Only this file contains two documents. Other files may have more or less but not exactly two.

    I hope it helps.

    Lets wait for teachers to come and give more appropriate answer.
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    Default Re: only 2 documents?

    I'd use 'in' rather than 'on'.

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    Default Re: only 2 documents?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I'd use 'in' rather than 'on'.
    Me too.

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