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    one of things


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    Re: one of things

    First, mistakes happen on the Internet. And second (more important in this case) when using Google you have to be careful what you search for. I haven't followed the Google link to read the extract, but I suspect there is a boundary between clauses where you have assumed there isn't one - if the sentence is, for example, "his life was one of things always happening by chance". The words 'one of things' occur next to each other, but they are not part of a coherent phrase.

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    Re: one of things

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    There is a grammatical error in your sentence. 'The/Those' is required before "things.
    There is no error.

    Bob's sentence means that "his life" was a life of things always happening by chance, not that "his life" happened by chance.
    Last edited by 2006; 26-Dec-2009 at 08:46.

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