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    #1

    of some of them, but not of the others

    Are these sentences correct:

    1) The police verified the id's of some of them, but not of the others.

    2) He acknowledged the hard work of some of us, but not of the others.

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    Re: of some of them, but not of the others

    Yes.

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    Re: of some of them, but not of the others

    '... verified the IDs of ...'

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    Re: of some of them, but not of the others

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post

    1) The police verified the id's of some of them, but not of the others.


    I agree with what previous posters said. However, I wanted to add...

    It may be better to say "but not others" rather than "but not of the others". "but not of the others" sounds a little strange unless you are talking about a group that you feel it's important to identify:

    "A group of eight men sat at the table. The police verified the IDs of Fred and George, but not of the others".


    "A group of eight men sat at the table. The police verified the IDs of some, but not others" Here "but not others" just emphasises the fact that they only verified the IDs of some.

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