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    #1

    preposition

    Hello,

    Can I use "of" meaning "out of"? For example
    1. Out of 30 customers 10 agreed with the statement.
    or
    2. Of 30 customers 10 agreed with the statement.

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    Re: preposition

    [not a teacher]

    Yes, though I think you need a comma to offset the phrase:

    10 of 30 customers agreed with the statement.

    becomes

    Of 30 customers, 10 agreed with the statement.

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    Re: preposition

    Thanks a lot.

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