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    #1

    some sixty more

    abstain
    2) formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion
    forty-one voted with the Opposition, and some sixty more abstained
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    Rephrase, please, the part in bold so that I can understand it.
    "Some a particular number more"


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    In that use, "some" means "about" or "approximately". The number was estimated to be about 60.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In that use, "some" means "about" or "approximately". The number was estimated to be about 60.
    And what does "more" mean?

    forty-one + (approximately) sixty = ~ 101 abstained?
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    sixty (and a bit more) abstained


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    No, "more" means in addition to the 41 who voted. The entire group was approximately 101. 41 of them voted. The others did not vote.

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    #5
    Actually, the entire group was more than that. We are not told how many voted with the government, only how many did not vote with it.

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