Of those surveyed

abre

Senior Member
French
Hello,
There is a question asked in test."Which of the following, if true, best calls into question....?"And one of the answer choices is like this
"Of those surveyed more mentioned the negative effects of social media in the workplace than the positive effects"What does the of here mean?Why is it on the first of a sentence?

Much appreciated 🙏
 
  • Andygc

    Senior Member
    British English
    Why is it on the first of a sentence?
    Because English allows inversion. But I would insert a comma before more.
    "Of those surveyed, more mentioned the negative effects of social media in the workplace than the positive effects."
    The inversion brings the comparison "more did this than did that" closer together.
    "More of those surveyed mentioned the negative effects of social media in the workplace than the positive effects."
     
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