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Which of the two forms below are correct (or are they both correct)?

1 The elements are the right size.

2 The elements are of the right size.

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Both seem correct to me though second is clearer. The second sentence may also require some previous reference I think.

The elements are of the right size; The focus is on something that those elements are chosen for.

On the other hand, the first sentence is quite general and focuses more on the elements stating they are of right size.

Compare -

The shirts are the right size (in general addressing anyone).
The shirts are of the right size (his, yours or mine).

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