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Which is correct? I want to say there is ONE tablet for each emperor and avoid any ambiguity whatsoever. Which one is best?

Inside the hall there are tablets for each of the former Qing dynasty emperors. or Inside the hall there are tablets: one for each of the former Qing dynasty emperors. or Inside the hall there is a tablet for each of the former Qing dynasty emperors.

  • I would say the third one because it's simple, grammatical and conveys your intended message. – Ben Nov 13 '15 at 2:14
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The second and third specify one tablet per emperor, where the first could mean several tablets for each.

  • Right. And the second one implies that there was more than one Qing dynasty emperor, while the third one says nothing about that. – Jim Nov 13 '15 at 1:40

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