[General] how to describe "a part of a group"?

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Hi everyone,

I found a powerful application with many new features, I want to say:

"Those features I have used are just a small part of all its new features."

I think this is wrong. But really don't know how to describe. Thanks.

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A "subset."

Or a "fraction."
 
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Thanks Dave.
Do you mean "Those feature I have used are just a small subset of all its new features"?

1) my concern is, can i use "are" for "a" subet? or "are small subsets?". I am confused.
2) I really want to describe how "small" I know, and how "powerful" this application is.
 

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1. Yes, you can say "they are a subset."
2. If you want to emphasize the relative smallness, I would use "fraction." "Small subset" doesn't sound natural to me.

The features I have used are just a tiny fraction of all of the new features.
 

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1. Yes, you can say "they are a subset."
2. If you want to emphasize the relative smallness, I would use "fraction." "Small subset" doesn't sound natural to me.

The features I have used are just a tiny fraction of all of the new features.

Thank you!!:-D
 

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The reason is that it is flagged as a new post, so we think you might have a follow-up question or something to add. Those of us with slow internet connections and/or old computers have to waste valuable time waiting for it to appear.

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