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    #1

    OF?

    "It also includes the concept of(1) daily planning, of(2) making a specific plan to accomplish those goals and activities determined to be of(3) greatest worth."

    Can you express me about the meaning that included (1), (2) and (3)?
    Thank you foreigner and teacher help here.
    I don't understand why the writer was using of in (1), (2) and (3). Can I omit it?

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    #2

    Re: OF?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    "It also includes the concept of(1) daily planning, of(2) making a specific plan to accomplish those goals and activities determined to be of(3) greatest worth."

    Can you express explain to me about the meaning of "of" that included covers how it's used (1), (2) and (3)?
    Thank you foreigner and teacher to everyone for your help here.
    I don't understand why the writer was using used "of" in (1), (2) and (3). Can I omit it?
    Please see my corrections above.

    No, you can't omit "of". The set phrase is "a/the concept of" followed by the description of the concept.

    If you omit it, you are left with "It includes the concept daily planning ..." which I'm sure you know is not correct. It is used three times in the original sentence because it includes three concepts. The writer could have written "the concept of" three times but it's not necessary.

    It also includes the concept of A, of B and of C = It also includes the concept of A, the concept of B and the concept of C.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: OF?

    Sorry, I can only find the concept of A and of B. What is the concept of C?
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    #4

    Re: OF?

    To me, the third concept is that of activities that are determined to be of the greatest worth.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: OF?

    If so, why is there no 'of' before 'activities' in the original sentence?
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    #6

    Re: OF?

    Hmm, I could have sworn there was! Right, ignore that last response. There are, by the looks of it, 2 concepts. The first two "of"s are part of "the concept of" and "to be of" means "to have".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: OF?

    I would replace the comma with 'and' in the original sentence because there are only two concepts.
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