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    Ellipsis - is this right?

    I'd like to write:

    Many EFL learners have extremely limited, if any at all, knowledge andexposure to some great works in the world of English literature.

    I was wondering if I should add ' of ' after knowledge because the original sentence should be '... knowledge of some great works and exposure to some great works..."

    Is the above ellipsis fine? In general, do we have to make sure that the prepositions should be correct as well in Ellipsis or do we have to just make sure the second verb + preposition is right?

    Thanks

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    Re: Ellipsis - is this right?

    "...knowledge of and exposure to some great works..."

    And "...have extremely limited, if any, knowledge..."

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