[Grammar] Regarding adjective and preposition

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Joe333

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Sentence: "Not sure though but it 'seems' that the Newspaper has taken off certain/some articles related to/with Madoff and Ponzi scheme from its website."

My question: Could the adjective 'certain' be used in the sentence above ? If yes, then what meaning would it make in that context ? Besides also tell (just a confirmation) is I'm right in using the preposition "to" before the word Madoff ?


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Sentence: "Not sure though but it 'seems' that the Newspaper has taken off certain/some articles related to/with Madoff and Ponzi scheme from its website."

My question: Could the adjective 'certain' be used in the sentence above ?
Yes.
If yes, then what meaning would it make in that context ?
It means some articles, but not others. 'Certain' often means 'some of a particular type', for example, articles which allege that Ruth Madoff is also guilty, or articles which are so well-known that they aren't interesting any more. 'Some' doesn't have any connotations of a particular type of article.

Besides also tell (just a confirmation) is I'm right in using the preposition "to" before the word Madoff ?
Yes.

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