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  1. lori_martinz's Avatar

    • Join Date: Jan 2008
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    Help!!!

    I really need an answer, please!
    Is it correct to repeat "of" at every object in a list, or is it enough to write it only the first time?

    this is the complete sentence:
    ...or other operations in the chest requiring opening of the sternum or the chest cavity.

    It sounds terrible to me!

    HELP MEEEEEEE

  2. Fieldmouse's Avatar

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
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    Re: Help!!!

    I don't understand your query I'm afraid. I see no repetition of the word 'of' in the sentence you give.

    However, it isn't necessary to repeat 'of' before every noun.

    Example;

    The cake was made of flour, eggs, sugar, dried fruit and brandy.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: Help!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by lori_martinz View Post
    I really need an answer, please!
    Is it correct to repeat "of" at every object in a list, or is it enough to write it only the first time?

    this is the complete sentence:
    ...or other operations in the chest requiring opening of the sternum or the chest cavity.

    It sounds terrible to me!

    HELP MEEEEEEE
    In this example, I would use a second "of". But it is not absolutely necessary.

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