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    some of the students...

    Is it grammatically incorrect to say "some of the students" rather than just "some students"...???

    thank you
    Ally

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    Cool Re: some of the students...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabithalyn View Post
    Is it grammatically incorrect to say "some of the students" rather than just "some students"...???

    thank you
    Ally
    All depends on context!


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    Re: some of the students...

    I think that "some of the students" is used when you have a grup, for examle some of the students of this school.../ some of the students is used when you know which students are in the group (the ones of this school)
    "some students" is more used: some students say that cheating is right
    it talks about a group of students that aren't known
    "some of the students" is less commonly used, but I recommend you to use the other option


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    Re: some of the students...

    Yes, the sentence just has "spell check is important because some of the students do not know how to spell"

    I realize it sounds correct to say it "some students" or "most students" for cutting out prepositional words but can the "of the" also be left in?

    Thx again,
    Ally

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