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robjen
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 5:09:56 AM
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I have written down a question below.

(1) During my long trip, I took photos of interesting places in Paris, photos of special fruits in Mexico and photos of my relatives in London.

(2) During my long trip, I took photos of interesting places in Paris, of special fruits in Mexico and of my relatives in London.

(3) During my long trip, I took photos of interesting places in Paris, special fruits in Mexico and my relatives in London.

I am repeating "photos of" in (1) and "of" in (2) and have no repetitions in (3)?

Which one is grammatically correct? Thanks a lot.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 5:33:24 AM

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Not sure about the grammar, but I'd use (3).


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sureshot
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 12:30:03 PM
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robjen wrote:
I have written down a question below.

(1) During my long trip, I took photos of interesting places in Paris, photos of special fruits in Mexico and photos of my relatives in London.

(2) During my long trip, I took photos of interesting places in Paris, of special fruits in Mexico and of my relatives in London.

(3) During my long trip, I took photos of interesting places in Paris, special fruits in Mexico and my relatives in London.

I am repeating "photos of" in (1) and "of" in (2) and have no repetitions in (3)?

Which one is grammatically correct? Thanks a lot.

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(1) There is no need to repeat the noun "photos/photographs". The noun phrase "photos of" is common.
(2) The same preposition is not repeated. When the ensuing noun(s) require a different preposition,please use them.
(3) The natural way of writing is (3).

I hope it helps.
BobShilling
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 1:46:21 PM
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I'd use (3), but I have no strong objection to (2). This is a matter of style rather than grammar - all three are possible grammatically.
NKM
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 2:48:35 PM

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All three are perfectly correct. You might favor or another of them for the sake of style or emphasis.

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