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Hello,

I have a question about a rule of the usage of "only".

Let me give you the background first.
Mike and George are taking the same class.
Both of them have been to Spain before.
Other people in the class have never been to Spain before.

Now, I tried writing some sentences below. Which one sounds most natural?

1. Mike and George are the only two students in the class who have been to Spain.
2. Mike and George are only two students in the class who have been to Spain.
3. Mike and George are the two only students in the class who have been to Spain.
4. Mike and George are two only students in the class who have been to Spain.

Thanks,
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Sorry to disagree, Pianne, but I think 2 sounds most natural. "The only 2 students who have ...."

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I made a mistake with the number, I meant 1., and mabye you too, Abbie? Look more closely... LOL!
Why even mention the two, there are two names, I assume the person reading can count.

Mike and George are the only students in the class who have been to Spain.
I'd go with 1, or Nona's version.

CJ
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Jim and Pieanne, thank you - I meant 1! So - great minds think alike, Pieanne - we both made the same error!!!Emotion: embarrassed
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