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    Is it grammatically correct to substitute two people for just two in the following sentence?

    I have seen three people in the street: two (people) beneath an oak tree and one at the corner.


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    Re: numerals

    Quote Originally Posted by azkad View Post
    Is it grammatically correct to substitute two people for just two in the following sentence?

    I have seen three people in the street, two of them beneath an oak tree and one at the corner.
    ...................


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    Re: numerals

    It is English to do so. We know, whom you mean by using two, too.

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    #4

    Arrow Re: numerals

    I still need more definite answer, please help.

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    Re: numerals

    Quote Originally Posted by azkad View Post
    Is it grammatically correct to substitute two people for just two in the following sentence?

    I have seen three people in the street: two (people) beneath an oak tree and one at the corner.
    Yes.



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    #6

    Re: numerals

    This isn't related to your question, but why use the present perfect? Why not simply say "I saw..."?


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    Re: numerals

    There is no definite aswear! Just translate it into your mother tongue!

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