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    #1

    Meaning "ones" in a sentence.

    Hi everyone!

    I'm a bit confused about the meaning of the word "ones" in the following sentence, therefore I can't understand the extra clause that describes the word "ones".

    Here is the sentence:

    In a couple of instances, I stumbled in assessing either the fidelity or ability of incumbent managers or ones I later put in place.

    Would you please help me to understand it?

    Thx,Thanks for your answers!
    Last edited by andrew495; 06-Apr-2017 at 10:07.

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    Re: Meaning "ones" in a sentence.

    What is the source of your quoted sentence?

    Thx is not a word. Please correct it and delete the comma.

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    Re: Meaning "ones" in a sentence.

    Here is the context where the sentence comes.

    A few, however – these are serious blunders I made in my job of capital allocation – produce very poor
    returns. In most cases, I was wrong when I originally sized up the economic characteristics of these companies or
    the industries in which they operate, and we are now paying the price for my misjudgments. In a couple of
    instances, I stumbled in assessing either the fidelity or ability of incumbent managers or ones I later put in place.
    I will commit more errors; you can count on that. Fortunately, Charlie – never bashful – is around to say “no” to
    my worst ideas.

    Thanks
    Last edited by andrew495; 06-Apr-2017 at 10:08.

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    Re: Meaning "ones" in a sentence.

    I assume it refers to "managers."

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