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    who, who, who, & of of of.


    A. Mary was a woman who was faithful, who was hard working, and who was nice.
    B. Mary was a woman who was faithful, hard working, and nice.


    A. This is a story of dragons, and of kings, and of magicians, and of princes.
    B. This is a story of dragons, kings, magicians, and princes.

    Q: Are both A & B options the grammatically the same? The "WHO" and "OF" are used only when you want to emphasize (or to seperate to avoid confusion in certain cases?).

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: who, who, who, & of of of.

    Both are fine.

    Though it reminds me of the joke: A woman needs a man who is emotionally supportive, a man who is a good provider, a man who is a good father, and man who is good in bed.And she needs to hope they never meet each other.

    (The joke is that it's supposed to describe ONE man who is all of these things, but grammatically, it could mean four different men.)
    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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    Re: who, who, who, & of of of.

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