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Thus, IF the intended meaning of "These benefits are of important values" is that there are benefits associated with certain important values, and some of those benefits are present (perhaps on a list), the sentence works.

That's why I say we need context.

Hi, David! How are you?

Look at the following sentence (excerpted from OLAD):



The arrival of canals was of great value to many industries.

Can we use "values" here? Or the sentence has a specific context in which we cannot use the countable, plural noun?

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