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    with or without "of"

    Is the second "of" necessary?

    The Commission recognised that the EC had no direct powers in relation to sport, but pointed out that the provisions of the Treaty of Rome and of the Single European Acton on the free movement of individuals, goods and services did have an impact on sport.

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    Re: with or without "of"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Is the second "of" necessary?

    The Commission recognised that the EC had no direct powers in relation to sport, but pointed out that the provisions of the Treaty of Rome and of the Single European Acton the free movement of individuals, goods and services did have an impact on sport.

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    I would use the second "of", as it adds to clarity and is in keeping with the formal tone of this language. I would keep in mind, however, that in similar types of sentences in spoken language, people often lose focus on such details.

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    Re: with or without "of"

    It's not that you have to or shouldn't, it means something different without the second of: whether the whole or the parts of the Single European Action played a role, or whether you want to speak of its impact in terms of parts or the whole.

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