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    There were a number of participants at the restaurant

    Which of the following is grammatically wrong? ( To me, all of them works. Are there the other constructions?)

    1. There were a number of participants at the restaurant, several of whom were native speakers.
    2.
    There were a number of participants at the restaurant and several of them were native speakers.
    3.
    There were a number of participants at the restaurant; several of them were native speakers.
    4.
    There were a number of participants at the restaurant - several of them were native speakers.

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    Re: There were a number of participants at the restaurant

    They are all acceptable to me. Also possible are:
    5. There were a number of participants at the restaurant, several being native speakers.
    6. There were a number of participants at the restaurant, of whom several were native speakers.
    7. There were a number of participants at the restaurant, including several native speakers.
    ...
    A restaurant doesn't immediately suggest "participants". I'd use "clients/customers/diners". But it's a grammatical exercise.

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