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    What does 'of' mean in the following sentence?

    The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

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    Re: Help

    Quote Originally Posted by proof.beh View Post
    What does 'of' mean in the following sentence?

    The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

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    The most valuable of all talents is the talent of never using two words when one will do.

    (that of = the talent of)

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