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    "many of my" modifies "questions"

    Do you agree that "many of my" modifies "questions" in "many of my friends"?

    Thank you so much for your time and help as usual.

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    Re: "many of my" modifies "questions"

    Where does the word "questions" appear in your piece? In order for a word or phrase to modify another word, that word needs to appear somewhere.

    Please post the entire sentence/phrase/question which contains "many of my friends" and the word "questions" and then we will see if we can help you.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "many of my" modifies "questions"

    Thank you and I have solved the problem with "many of my friends".

    "Many of my questions are related to English grammar."

    Do you think "Many of my" modifies "questions" in the sentence? Or "Many of" modifies "my questions"? But I think that "of my questions" modifies "Many" behind.

    What do you think? Thank you so much.

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    Re: "many of my" modifies "questions"

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    Do you think "Many of my" modifies "questions" in the sentence? Or "Many of" modifies "my questions"?
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Just out of curiosity, why do you want to know this? Do you not understand what Many of my questions... means?

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    Re: "many of my" modifies "questions"

    I can't see that it's worth worrying about. There is little, if any, difference between thinking of it as (Many of) (my questions), (Many of my questions) and (Many of my) questions- the meaning is identical. My modifies questions and many of modifies that- you could look at them as separate entities or chunks- many of is dependent on my in the sense that many of questions doesn't work. What I don't get is the insight that this will lead to.

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    Re: "many of my" modifies "questions"

    I'm also not clear why you had to understand "many of my friends" in order to understand "many of my questions", nor why you confused the issue by mixing them up in your first thread.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "many of my" modifies "questions"

    Thank you all and all of your advice is taken and I am free now from the grammar issue. Thank you great and kind people somewhere out there.

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