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    #1

    former ones / those from past times

    What sounds more natural, former ones or those from past times?

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    1. Bullfighters of today fight meek and mild bulls as small as billy goats. Bulls are not what they used to be. The former ones were only for manly bullfighters.

    2. Bullfighters now fight meek and mild bulls as small as billy goats. Bulls aren't what they used to be. Those from past times were only for manly bullfighters.
    Last edited by cbergamo; 07-Jun-2015 at 13:42.

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    Re: former ones / those from past times

    The first doesn't work for me. The second is better, but I would use something like In the past, only manly bullfighters could fight them/take them on.

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