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those of the men vs. some of the men vs. the men
« on: November 30, 2019, 09:17:55 am »
a. Those of the men who were young managed to escape.
b. The men who were young managed to escape.
c. Some of the men who were young managed to escape.

Do all these sentences mean the same thing?

d. Some of them who were young managed to escape.
e. Some of them, who were young, managed to escape.


Do these mean the same?


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Re: those of the men vs. some of the men vs. the men
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 03:22:02 pm »
a. Those of the men who were young managed to escape. All the young men escaped - the older ones didn't.
b. The men who were young managed to escape. The same as a.
c. Some of the men who were young managed to escape. Some young men escaped- other young men and older men didn't.
d. Some of them who were young managed to escape. Same as c except it doesn't specify men.
e. Some of them, who were young, managed to escape. Some escaped - they just happened to be young. It implies that the older ones - and perhaps other young ones didn't.

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Duncan