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    one quarter ( ? of ) the total population

    Dear all,

    Which sentence is correct ?

    a rural population of around one quarter the total population

    a rural population of around one quarter of the total population


    Many thanks

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    Re: one quarter ( ? of ) the total population

    A rural population of around one quarter the total population
    A rural population of around one quarter of the total population


    The first is possible, but the second is more natural.

    With 'half', the 'of' is not essential; I recommend using it with all other fractions.

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