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    Word choice: some vs some of

    Hi,

    Could you please clarify if the following two sentences have the same meaning? If it is the case, which one is more common in formal writing? Otherwise, what is the difference?

    Some ideas from the book are very nice.

    Some of the ideas from the book are very nice.

    Many thanks,

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    Re: Word choice: some vs some of

    They have the same meaning. Neither one is formal.
    Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.

    Arthur Schopenhauer

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