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Which is correct:

  1. Some required fields are not highlighted.
  2. Some of required fields are not highlighted.

If both phrases are correct, is there a difference in meaning?

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The first option is correct, but is not the most formal option. In order to correct the second option, it should be changed to 'Some of the required fields are not highlighted'.

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    Thank you, Adrian. Shall I sound informal if I use the 1st option? Aug 29 '18 at 14:22
  • Yes, you will sound slightly more informal if you use the first option.
    – Adrian
    Aug 30 '18 at 16:36
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Although both ways you can express that but the second one is more suitable if you add "the"

some of the required fields

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I would say it in this way:

Some of the required fields are not highlighted.

"The" is a definite article and it is used before a noun to define it as something "specific."

If we omit the word "Some,"(which is a Quantifier) the sentence will still make sense.

The required fields are not highlighted.

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  • Sorry, I'm still confused. Are both options incorrect? Aug 29 '18 at 14:20

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