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    Please help me endorse a sentence.

    This is what I read on a news report about a convicted group of senior citizens in the UK for making counterfeit bank notes:

    A Bank of England expert said the type of ink and watermark differed from real notes.

    I understand the real meaning is 'the type of ink and watermark differed from the type of ink and watermark of real notes'. So when I learned English, my teacher said that we would have to put a pronoun after 'differ from' to make it like: the type of ink and watermark differed from those on real notes. Is this kind of use still a must?

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    Re: Please help me endorse a sentence.

    IMO I don't think you need to say 'those on', as we understand from the context that it is the ink used on the notes.


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    Re: Please help me endorse a sentence.

    The full sentence would be:
    A Bank of England expert said the type of ink and the watermark differed from those found with real notes.


    Isn't it much less of a mouth-full the other way?

    (the 'the' should not have been omitted. Without a comma after ink, or the 'the' instead, then it seems as if 'ink and watermark' are being regarded as a single entity subsumed under 'the type', and therefore if would then be 'that' instead of 'those'.))
    Last edited by David L.; 31-Mar-2009 at 12:18.

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    Re: Please help me endorse a sentence.

    I agree with David. Ink and watermark are two different features with the note. The original sentence was from the Guardian. But a strict grammarian would insist on using the pronoun , am I right in understanding this?

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