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    #1

    The food is of good quality.

    The food is of good quality.
    Can 'of' be left out?
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    #2

    Re: The food is of good quality.

    In what context do you want to use this sentence?

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    Re: The food is of good quality.

    I looked up ‘quality’ in different dictionaries. Here are some sentences from them.
    1. The food is top quality. (Macmillan English Dictionary for Advance Learners American English, 2002)
    2. Much of the land was of poor quality. (Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, 2009)
    3. Their products are of very high quality. (Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, 2005)
    These are just example sentences, no contexts. I wonder if ‘of’ can be left out in sentences 2 and 3 or if ‘of’ can be put before ‘top quality’ in sentence 1.
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    #4

    Re: The food is of good quality.

    I'd say it probably can, but the wider context would be the key to deciding. As a standalone sentence, it's fine without it.

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    #5

    Re: The food is of good quality.

    I prefer it with "of".

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    #6

    Re: The food is of good quality.

    I prefer "The food is good" although I acknowledge that it could refer only to the taste rather than specifically to the quality. If you include quality, I prefer it with "of" though without "of" is perfectly acceptable. I would also like to suggest "This is good quality food".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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