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    Hi everyone,
    What is the equivalent ?
    1. There are various kinds of apples, but a very few make up the majority of those grown for sale.
    what is the meaning of the sensenses leading by "but"?
    2. The apples have different sizes, with Delicious apples being among the largest?
    Does the phrase mean: with Delicious apples being the largest?

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    Hi Weiqun,

    (1) 'but a very few make up the majority of those grown for sale' means that of all the varieties of apples, a very small percentage of varieties compose a large percentage of total apple sales.

    (2) Not exactly; 'with Delicious apples being among the largest' means that this variety is one of several largest-sized apple varieties.

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    1- Four types of apple dominate the market in the UK, though we have hundreds of varieties.

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