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.
Jan 28, 2023 5:22 AM
It looks fine to me with or without "of the". "Of the" is not necessary.
Jan 27, 2023 6:53 PM
Yes, this way is fine. However in this latest sentence you have omitted “founding”, which changes the meaning.
Jan 27, 2023 2:16 PM
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.”
Jan 27, 2023 2:10 PM
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