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    #1

    don't like any of them

    Can one use:
    1-We talking about expensive tattoos. She doesn't like any of them.


    2-We talking about expensive tattoos. She doesn't like them.



    instead of:
    3-We talking about expensive tattoos. She doesn't like any tattoos at all.




    I suppose strictly speaking the 'them' in '1' and '2' stands for 'expensive tattoos and not 'tattoos'. But don't people sometimes speak like this?

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: don't like any of them

    You surely know that 'We talking' is wrong.

    Otherwise, yes — people do talk like that.

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    #3

    Re: don't like any of them

    Thank you very much and sorry about the missing word.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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