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    "Each year, thousands of people get lost in the Arizona desert. Of these, some 200 will die."


    Is it correct to begin a sentence with "Of these"? Should I say "Of those" instead?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mone
    "Each year, thousands of people get lost in the Arizona desert. Of these, some 200 will die."


    Is it correct to begin a sentence with "Of these"? Should I say "Of those" instead?
    Your sentences have two contrasting tenses. Put them in the same tense. Try:
    • Each year, thousands of people get lost in the Arizona desert. About 200 of them die.


    You could also say:
    • Each year, thousands of people get lost in the Arizona desert. Of that number, about 200 die.


    What do you think?

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