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    of those - grammar question

    The fact that only 22 persons became ill, and of those only 5 died, is a tribute to the rapid and effective response of the clinicians and public health workers involved.

    My question: How to explain the grammar structure of "of those" in the above sentence?

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    Re: of those - grammar question

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    I have answered this for you HERE.
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    Re: of those - grammar question

    It simply means that the "of those" is in reference to 22 people. Meaning, 5 died out of 22 who became ill.

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    Re: of those - grammar question

    Your comments are useful, hlbert03, and greatly welcomed. However, please take a look at the other posts in the thread before posting. The question has already been answered.


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    Re: of those - grammar question

    Can I use 'of which' instead of 'of those' in the sentence given? Is this correct?

    The fact that only 22 people became ill, and of which only five died, ........

    Please help

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