Is it necessary to add the second "of the " in this sentence? I am wondering if it still remains same meaning after omitting it. He is one of the foremost "of the" founding fathers.
Jan 27, 2023 1:48 PM
Answers · 8
"He is one of the foremost founding fathers" The second "of the" would be awkward and unnecessary.
January 28, 2023
It looks fine to me with or without "of the". "Of the" is not necessary.
January 27, 2023
Yes, this way is fine. However in this latest sentence you have omitted “founding”, which changes the meaning.
January 27, 2023
Yes. As it is currently written “of the” is necessary. However if the final word is changed from plural to singular, “of the” must be omitted: “He is the foremost founding father.”
January 27, 2023
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