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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    several/several of

    Hello,


    I have a problem with these sentences, to me number 2 and 3 seem correct; however, the first one seems a bit odd. Can anyone shed some light on this?


    1. Several children from this school play in the park every afternoon.


    2. Several of the children from this school play in the park every afternoon.


    3. Several children play in the park every afternoon.


    Thanks

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    Re: several/several of

    Quote Originally Posted by abro View Post
    Hello,


    I have a problem with these sentences, to me number 2 and 3 seem correct; however, the first one seems a bit odd. Can anyone shed some light on this?


    1. Several children from this school play in the park every afternoon.


    2. Several of the children from this school play in the park every afternoon.


    3. Several children play in the park every afternoon.


    Thanks
    There's nothing wrong with 1.

    Several children from this school ...
    Some children from this school ...
    A few children from this school ...
    ...
    all correct.

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    Re: several/several of

    Great, thanks! Is there a difference in meaning though between 1 and 2? I'm trying to explain this to a friend and I can't quite figure it out.

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    Re: several/several of

    Quote Originally Posted by abro View Post
    Great, thanks! Is there a difference in meaning though between 1 and 2? I'm trying to explain this to a friend and I can't quite figure it out.
    The mean essentially the same. There's nothing really to figure out. You can say it that way.

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