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    How do I say this?

    If there is a botanical garden that has 5,000 plants and 500 species, is it possible to say:

    "There are 500 species of 5,000 plants in this botanical garden."?
    or
    "There are 5,000 plants, comprised of 500 species in this botanical garden."?

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    Re: How do I say this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snappy View Post
    If there is a botanical garden that has 5,000 plants and 500 species, is it possible to say:

    "There are 500 species of 5,000 plants in this botanical garden."?
    or
    "There are 5,000 plants, comprised of 500 species in this botanical garden."?
    "There are 5,000 plants, comprising 500 different species, in this botanical garden."

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