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    Default Doubt on a sentence structure

    Last night rescuers succeeded in lifting the bus from the water and had recovered seven bodies, two of them those of children and two others women, Xinhua said.

    Is the phrase highlighted in red grammatically correct? Can we put it in a simpler way, say, "two of them were children"?

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    Default Re: Doubt on a sentence structure

    It's incorrect. I'd say 'two of whom were children'

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    Default Re: Doubt on a sentence structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's incorrect. I'd say 'two of whom were children'
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Doubt on a sentence structure

    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    Thank you.
    How about just "two were children..."?

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