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    #1

    of or no of?

    Dear teachres,
    As usual I have a problem with numbers (probably it's genetic), I would like to ask for your help in thet expression:
    5,000 French social workers meet several million of their clients once a month.
    OR:
    5,000 of French social workers?

    I'll be really grateful for your kind help.

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    #2

    Re: of or no of?

    I'd have dropped the 'of'.

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    #3

    Re: of or no of?

    And you would have been right.

    No "of."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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    #4

    Re: of or no of?

    Thank you both very much:)

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    #5

    Re: of or no of?

    that's actually depend on what you mean if you mean that 5000 out of a certain number of workers then you should use of but if you mean that all of the 5000 workers then don't put of


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    #6

    Re: of or no of?

    I mean a group as a whole, not a part of it. Thank you for additional explanation.

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