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    preposition of

    Observe the following sentence:
    "He knew now that of the forty passengers who had set off in the Fairchild, only sixteen had survived." (Alive - P. P. Read)

    Is the preposition of used correctly?
    Could one use from or among instead?

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    Re: preposition of

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    Observe the following sentence:
    "He knew now that of the forty passengers who had set off in the Fairchild, only sixteen had survived." (Alive - P. P. Read)

    Is the preposition of used correctly?
    Could one use from or among instead?
    "Of" is correctly used. It would be possible to use "from" or "among" but "of" is better.

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