I have found some sentence starting with OF, but these are for plural subjects.

e.g. Of the model reconstruction approaches using image data, data-driven categories, on the contrary, perform well for complex objects.

now my question is can I use Of for the singular subjects. if I say you my idea:

Of the reconstruction scheme presented by ABC (2010), the extracted intersection lines are used for model reconstruction.

Since I am not sure whether Of in this case is valid, please let me know how the sentence can be improved.

PS: I want to use OF because in my report, in somewhere in upper paragraphs I have mentioned this ABC's method. Without giving reference to the above paragraph now I want to describe his method in detail.

All comments are welcome.


The word of is used with plural subject, because we are generally referring to one of many.

Of all the reasons I declined the job offer, location was the biggest deal-breaker.

(There were several reasons, but I am focusing on one of those reasons.)

In the sentence you've quoted, the preposition you want to use is in:

In the reconstruction scheme presented by ABC, the extracted intersection lines are used for model reconstruction.

  • 1
    There is the edge case where you can say: Of X, I will say Y. But I suppose that's not that this question.
    – jimsug
    Jun 3 '14 at 11:12
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    @jimsug - I see what you mean. In that context, of is roughly the same as about.
    – J.R.
    Jun 3 '14 at 13:24
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    Of that usage, no more needs to be said.
    – Jay
    Jun 3 '14 at 13:46

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