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    Default one of THE gradual improvementS

    Dear Teachers

    I would like to know if the word and letter bold and underlined are necessary to comply with grammar rules?

    The underlying trend remains one of the gradual improvements.

    Please advise.

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    Anthony the learner

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    Default Re: one of THE gradual improvementS

    Quote Originally Posted by patran View Post
    The underlying trend remains one of the gradual improvements.
    That sentence means little. The following is, I think, what you want:

    The underlying trend remains one of gradual improvement.

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    Default Re: one of THE gradual improvementS

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    That sentence means little. The following is, I think, what you want:

    The underlying trend remains one of gradual improvement.
    Dear 5jj, why "one of" means little here? Appreciate it if you can elaborate.

    Anthony the learner

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