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    what is difference between "a number of" and "some of"

    Here is a example:

    Through a number of investigations, we feel that some of conspiracy in the issue.

    I guess that we can replace "a number of" with "some of", but not the case for "some of " replaced with "a number of" in the sentence. can I?

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    Re: what is difference between "a number of" and "some of"

    Quote Originally Posted by purecopper View Post
    Here is a example:

    Through a number of investigations, we feel that some of conspiracy in the issue.

    I guess that we can replace "a number of" with "some of", but not the case for "some of " replaced with "a number of" in the sentence. can I?

    I am not a teacher!

    In case "a number of" means several it can be replaced by "some of". But if "a number of" means a collection of things or persons you can't do it.

    In my opinion, you cannot replace like this in your sentence above.

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