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Are both of the following sentences correct?
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But it sounds better with it; it's implied and omitted in the other.
Speaking of haste-- the "rule" according to which Monty proposes "of" can be omitted after all" seems hasty to me. I see it working well for nouns, but pronouns seem to require the preposition: "I love all of them equally." "I am speaking to all of you."
This link could help provide additional perspective to this chat, though it seems to leave out one of the word combinations we are talking about here. I suppose I could look in Practical English Usage as well, but I don't feel like picking it up to look in it at the moment. I'm looking right at it. Maybe later, if I feel so inclined. Or maybe they'll just put that book online. It's been around long enough, hasn't it?
Last edited by PROESL; 04-Aug-2009 at 19:12.