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    #1

    All the nine?

    Hello there!

    John sells hats. There are 9 models available on the market. Is it correct to say that `John sells all the nine hats`?

    Cheers,
    Tito

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    #2

    Re: All the nine?

    If `John would sell all the nine hats`, John would run out of hats.
    Thus, John sells any of the nine models of hats (available on the market).

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    #3

    Re: All the nine?

    Do hats come in "models"? I would have said "designs" or "styles".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: All the nine?

    If I got this well, the correct sentence would be: 'John sells all the nine hat designs/styles available on the market'.

    Right?

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    #5

    Re: All the nine?

    I find the definite article unnatural there. I would say "John sells all nine hat designs [which are] currently available".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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