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I wrote:

However, not every data region is used for data extraction; some of them are employed to restrict the scope of other regions to certain portions of the page.

Data region is a label for a thing in the software, I want to say the purpose of all of them is not the same thing. How can I say such sentences, for another example

Not all of them ? are designated ? to do something, some of them are supposed to do it...

I have two problem, one is that I don't know the structure to except somethings from a task, and second is that I don't know a good synonym for "designated "

  • Could you perhaps expand on what you find unsatisfactory in the sentence you gave (about 'data regions')? – Victor Bazarov Aug 28 '15 at 12:41
  • @VictorBazarov I asked when I want to say "all of some items are not for something some of them are" How can I say that? – Ahmad Aug 28 '15 at 12:51
  • Try recasting your sentence in the active voice: Some data regions {do this} while others {do something else} Or you could even use the passive: Some data regions are used {to do this} while others are used {to do that}. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Aug 28 '15 at 13:05
  • @TRomano thank you, but my original sentence is normal or not? – Ahmad Aug 28 '15 at 13:11
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    You asked "I don't know the structure to except some things from a task" and I gave you "some {do this} while others {do something else}". You could also say "Only some {do this}; others {do something else}". The structure is "(only) some...others". – Tᴚoɯɐuo Aug 28 '15 at 13:18
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I would phrase it as:

However, not all data regions are used for data extraction. Some of them are employed to restrict the scope of other regions to certain portions of the page.

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One solution is using of only as:

However, not every only some data regions are used for data extraction; some of them others are employed to restrict the scope of other regions to certain portions of the page.

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    I might use "other" if you're defining two different groups: "However only some data regions are used for data extraction; others are employed to restrict the scope..." – Catija Aug 28 '15 at 20:46

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