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    One of The First Ones

    Does the clause which I underlined make sense?

    "It's one of the first ones I"ve seen on this topic that really hits the mark in so many ways"

    I got the passage from this website

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    Re: One of The First Ones

    I think it makes sense.
    The writer had seen several ones first, and she was referring to one of them.
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    Re: One of The First Ones

    The word 'ones' is redundant.

    It would have saved some of my time if you had said that this sentence appears in the 11th paragraph(!) of your link.

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    Re: One of The First Ones

    I agree that 'ones' is redundant in the original sentence, but I think it's just about acceptable. It's unnatural in Matthew's
    The writer had seen several ones first.

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    Re: One of The First Ones

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    Hello, Darryus:

    My teachers taught me that it is often easier to analyze a sentence if you simplify it.

    It's one of the first ones (that) I've seen on this topic that really hits the mark in so many ways.

    As you can see, the basic sentence is: "It's one that really hits the mark in so many ways."

    The underlined words could be deleted without harming the basic meaning of your sentence.

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    Re: One of The First Ones

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The word 'ones' is redundant.

    It would have saved some of my time if you had said that this sentence appears in the 11th paragraph(!) of your link.
    Hello Rover_KE, at first I want to thank u for your help, and I feel so sorry that I did not tell you the exact location of the sentence appears.


    Finally, I agree with your answer that it is redundant Can we still say the word "the first ones" as we have said the word "one of". Does not the meaning of the first is just having one object?

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    Re: One of The First Ones

    Quote Originally Posted by Darryus View Post
    Finally, I agree with your answer that it is redundant. Can we still say the phrase word "the first ones" as we have said the phrase word "one of"? (no period.) Does not (or Doesn't) the meaning of "the first" mean there is just having one object?
    Note my corrections above.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 14-Jul-2016 at 03:22. Reason: Remove an incorrect strikeout.
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    Re: One of The First Ones

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Note my corrections above.
    Is the word "there" a must to have in the interrogative sentence "Doesnt the first mean there just one object?"

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    Re: One of The First Ones

    Quote Originally Posted by Darryus View Post
    Is the word "there" a must to have in the interrogative sentence "Doesnt the first mean there just one object?"
    I made a mistake in my corrections. I struck out the word "is" where I shouldn't have. Please see the updated version of post #7.

    Sorry for confusing the issue.
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