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Is this sentence correct?

"we decided to fold only four the shortest sequences"

(it's a scientific text)

or "four shortest" should be used instead?

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    The first example is nonsense. – Hot Licks Aug 3 at 13:54
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    You mean the four shortest, surely? – marcellothearcane Aug 3 at 14:06
  • What is this sentence supposed to mean? What have you looked up? Even searching for a phrase in Google will provide some research (Ngrams might be better). "Is this sentence correct?" is proofreading unless you can say why you are asking. Note that does not include "or is this better?" -- you have to say what it is about your sentence which has caused you to doubt yourself. – Andrew Leach Aug 3 at 14:17
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    It needs to be (1) only four of the shortest sequences or (2) only the four shortest sequences. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Aug 3 at 15:50

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