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I am just looking at a text review and we are unable to agree on what would be the best way of saying between the examples in the title.

What is the difference between this:

this study focuses on the thought of [...], three of the major representatives of the ...

And this

this study focuses on the thought of [...], three major representatives of the ...

Any help?

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  • As far as I can tell the first "of the" can be removed without impacting meaning or grammar. Brevity is it's own reward. – candied_orange Sep 8 '15 at 16:18
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The second is more concise and therefore better unless you wish to stress that there are other major representatives of the [...] not discussed in the study.

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