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    men or man

    The extraordinary diary of William Lyon Mackenzie King revealed that this most bland and circumspect of men was a mystic guided in both pbulic and private life by omens.........

    i am confused by the "bland of men"
    isnt it supposed to be "noun of noun"? and why is it "men" rather than "man"?

    thanks

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    Re: men or man

    Ex: The extraordinary diary of William Lyon Mackenzie King revealed that this most bland and circumspect [man] of [a group of] men was...

    Here's a related construct:

    Ex: ...amongst the Caucasian characters, naturally the most bland [character] of the bunch... .

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