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    ken_oy is offline Newbie
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    Default how to describe "a part of a group"?

    Hi everyone,

    I found a powerful application with many new features, I want to say:

    "Those features I have used are just a small part of all its new features."

    I think this is wrong. But really don't know how to describe. Thanks.


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    Default Re: how to describe "a part of a group"?

    A "subset."

    Or a "fraction."
    Last edited by SoothingDave; 26-Jun-2013 at 16:08.

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    Default Re: how to describe "a part of a group"?

    Thanks Dave.
    Do you mean "Those feature I have used are just a small subset of all its new features"?

    1) my concern is, can i use "are" for "a" subet? or "are small subsets?". I am confused.
    2) I really want to describe how "small" I know, and how "powerful" this application is.

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    Default Re: how to describe "a part of a group"?

    1. Yes, you can say "they are a subset."
    2. If you want to emphasize the relative smallness, I would use "fraction." "Small subset" doesn't sound natural to me.

    The features I have used are just a tiny fraction of all of the new features.

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    Default Re: how to describe "a part of a group"?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    1. Yes, you can say "they are a subset."
    2. If you want to emphasize the relative smallness, I would use "fraction." "Small subset" doesn't sound natural to me.

    The features I have used are just a tiny fraction of all of the new features.
    Thank you!!

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    Default Re: how to describe "a part of a group"?

    ken_oy, instead of sending your thanks in a separate message and quoting our replies back to us, just click the Like button, please.

    The reason is that it is flagged as a new post, so we think you might have a follow-up question or something to add. Those of us with slow internet connections and/or old computers have to waste valuable time waiting for it to appear.

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