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A total of or the total of? Hi! I would love to know about how to use "total of". I know "a total of" is normally used. But after mentioning it once, can it be used as "the total of"? For example, [A total of 3 students was in the class. The total of 3 students enjoyed the class.] Should it be "a total of" at the end too or "the total of"? (I know the example would sound a bit weird ,but I made it to check out the use of "a" and "the" here). Please let me know about it. Thank you so much!
Jul 24, 2014 1:15 PM
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I would do something like the following: A total of 3 students were in the class. The total of students who enjoyed the class was 3.
July 24, 2014
It should be: A total of 3 students was in the class. However, it might be simpler and easier to say 3 students were in the class. The "a total of" is a little redundant. A better usage of that phrase would be in conversation regarding sums, like "I count two people in that room and three in the other room, for a total of five."
July 24, 2014
For this sentence The total of 3 students enjoyed the class I would say All 3 students enjoyed the class. Or if there are more than 3 in the class, Three of the students enjoyed the class. Of course, don't start a sentence with a number and always spell it out.
July 24, 2014
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July 24, 2014
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