No, unless you left out the word "of" by mistake. "To hear someone" is to hear that person speak. "To hear of someone" is to be aware of that person's existence/reputation/contributions. Your sentence would have been correct if you had written, "I had heard of almost none of them."Originally Posted by jiang
Yes, you are mostly correct. You could say, "There were a number of professors at the meeting, only some of whom I had ever heard of."Another question is we can't use 'some' and 'many' with 'ever'. Am I right?
For example, I can't say 'There were a number of professors at the meeting, some of whom I had ever heard of'. The reason is that 'ever' should be used in interrogative or negative sentences while some can be used in positive and interrogative sentences. Am I right?