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What is the correct usage in this case:

A:

Say goodbye to all the tedious manual steps and countless of hours spent finding and correcting code errors.

B:

Say goodbye to all the tedious manual steps and countless hours spent finding and correcting code errors.

C:

Say goodbye to all the tedious manual steps and countless hours of time spent finding and correcting code errors.

C feels wrong, isn't time implicit? According to Google "countless hours" got more hits. To me, "countless of hours" sounds better in this case.

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B is the best option.

Countless is an adjective (Dictionary.com), so it simply goes before the noun it modifies. You wouldn't have "several of hours" or "long of hours", and the same goes for "countless of hours".

The word "hours" always defines a length of time. So "hours of time" is just unnecessary.

So A is wrong, and C is just pointlessly wordy.

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