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Should it be considered as a prepositional phrase or a determiner? [duplicate]

He drank half of a half gallon of milk. Should I divide it into ‘of a half gallon’ and ‘of milk,’ or should I divide it into ‘half of’ and ‘a half gallon of’?
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What is the meaning of ‘one of each’

There are five leaflets - please take one of each. I don’t understand why ‘each’ follows ‘one of.’ ‘each’ and ‘one’ are both singular.
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Quantifier (+‘of things’) + verb

A couple of people objected to the proposal, but the vast majority approved of it. https://www.google.com/amp/s/dictionary.cambridge.org/us/amp/english/majority ‘The vast majority’ instead of ‘the ...
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In which cases I can't use determiner after “part of” before a noun?

If I use a "part of" partitive, when can not I use determiner after "of" before noun? I can not find an example.
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“any of them” vs “either of them”

Aren't "any" and "either" both correct in no.89? We looked at two hotels on the internet and ……… of them would be great for a holiday. (a) all (b) every (c) either (d) any ...
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many aspects of our educational system vs many of our educational system aspects

I have always thought of developing and changing many aspects of our educational system. I have always thought of developing and changing many of our educational system aspects. These are two ...
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These kind of/ this kind of/those kind of

Which one is the most suitable option for the following sentence and why? I do not like these kind of novels. This kind Those kind This kinds None of the above Please let me know the grammatical ...