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Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

The objection deals with issue arising from the transfer of her 1/8 interest in the property of 1 Newyork Street California to her mum.

versus

The objection deals with issue arising from the transfer of 1/8 of her interest in the property of 1 Newyork Street California to her mum.

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Hi, Tony,

@Tony C posted:

Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

The objection deals with issue arising from the transfer of her 1/8 interest in the property of 1 Newyork Street California to her mum.

versus

The objection deals with issue arising from the transfer of 1/8 of her interest in the property of 1 Newyork Street California to her mum.

Both sentences are wrong in that "issue" needs an article. You could simplify the beginning of the sentence by saying: The objection is related to the transfer ...

That said, the two sentences above are completely different in meaning.

In the first one, "she" had a 1/8 interest in the property. If the property was worth, for example, $800,000, she owned and transferred $100,000. (In this sentence, "one-eighth" is adjectival, as it modifies "interest.")

In the second sentence, she had an unspecified interest in the property and the transfer affected 1/8 of that interest. Perhaps, she owned 50% of the property ($400,000, as per my example) and her mother received a transfer of 1/8 of that amount, that is, $50,000. (In this sentence, "one eighth" is nominal.)

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