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Reply Mon 18 May, 2009 04:55 am
An art competition was held in Jason's school. He decided to take part in it/the competition.

Should I use 'it' or 'the competition'? To my non-native ear, ending the sentence with 'it' doesn't sound correct.

Can the second sentence be "He decided to take part." (the other word/s removed)?

Many thanks in advance.
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2009 05:24 am
@tanguatlay,
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Can the second sentence be "He decided to take part." (the other word/s removed)?

Yes, or you could say, and this is what I would write:

An art competition was held in Jason's school. He decided to participate.
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2009 05:33 am
@aidan,
aidan wrote:

Quote:
Can the second sentence be "He decided to take part." (the other word/s removed)?

Yes, or you could say, and this is what I would write:

An art competition was held in Jason's school. He decided to participate.


Thanks, Aidan.

An art competition was held in Jason's school. He decided to participate in it/the competition.

If I wanted to use an object, would it be 'it' or 'the competition'?

Many thanks in advance.

aidan
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2009 05:42 am
@tanguatlay,
I would use 'it' if I had to use one or the other of those two choices. You could also say 'the competition' and technically it would be correct, but it sounds redundant.
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2009 09:35 am
@aidan,
Thanks again, Aidan. Smile
aidan
 
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Reply Mon 18 May, 2009 09:54 am
@tanguatlay,
You're welcome tanguatlay. Wink
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