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    #1

    "Frank Gilbreth from the given story is of the opinion that...."

    Hello everyone!
    Is it actually correct to say "...from the given story?"

    Shouldn't it be "...of the given story"?

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: "Frank Gilbreth from the given story is of the opinion that...."

    What is the source of your quotation? As we have said before, context matters.

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    Re: "Frank Gilbreth from the given story is of the opinion that...."

    It is an essay written by a student.
    The question is only about the preposition: "from" or "of" ?

    Thank you and sorry for not having mentioned the source.

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    Re: "Frank Gilbreth from the given story is of the opinion that...."

    Quote Originally Posted by meraviglioso View Post
    Hello everyone!
    Is it actually correct to say "...from the given story?"

    Shouldn't it be "...of the given story"?
    How about:

    Frank Gilbreth thinks....

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    Re: "Frank Gilbreth from the given story is of the opinion that...."

    Quote Originally Posted by meraviglioso View Post
    It is an essay written by a student.
    The question is only about the preposition: "from" or "of" ?

    Thank you and sorry for not having mentioned the source.

    It's really not possible to comment on the correct preposition without seeing the wider context.
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    Re: "Frank Gilbreth from the given story is of the opinion that...."

    Gilbreth is simply a character of a story.
    Am I supposed to copy and paste the entire story here ?

    I know that context matters but the question here is simply about a single preposition.

    "Frank Gilbreth from the given story is of the opinion that children must learn rules from the very beginning."


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    Re: "Frank Gilbreth from the given story is of the opinion that...."

    It doesn't mean much, particularly without punctuation. I'm not sure whether the writer is trying to say that the opinion is taken from the story or if the character name is taken from the story.

    You could make it clearer with ...

    Frank Gilbraith, according to the story, is of the opinion that ...
    Frank Gilbraith (a character from the story) is of the opinion that ...
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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