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How to analyse the following sentence from the syntax point of view: 1) Thousands of million of galaxias exist, each one with thousands of million of stars. I am studing linguistics in South America, and for my morphology and syntax class I have to correct some wrong translated phrases from the syntax point of view I know that the sentence is wrong for the "Thousands of million" and for galaxias ofcourse, but I don´t know how to explained acording to syntax rules, I need a guideline!!! Despered María

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"thousands of millions" is sort of an odd way to say "billions". i do not believe that it is proper grammar, but more like slang. i think that it would be referred to as a "colloquialism".

the word is spelled "galaxies", not "galaxias". this is just referred to as a mis-spelling.

the comma is incorrect punctuation, i believe. it should instead be a hyphen..

the phrase "each one" is a redundancy, the word "each", by itself, would suffice.

the sentence would be much improved if it read as follows: "billions of galaxies exist- each with billions of stars".

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