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Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2015 11:35 pm
For just the second time, the United States left Estadio Azteca not on the losing end.

These sentence seems very strange to me. Would anyone care to explain the nature and structure of this sentence?

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Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jun, 2015 12:41 am
@Nousher Ahmed,
This is only the second time that the United States beat Estadio Azteca.
Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jun, 2015 11:27 am
@Roberta,
Oops. That should be:

This is only the second time that Estadio Azteca beat the United States.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jun, 2015 12:56 pm
@Roberta,
Estadio Azteca is Spanish for "Aztec Stadium". It is a place (an arena) not a team.

Try reading that as...

For just the second time, the United States left Aztec Stadium not on the losing end.

Estadio Azteca is where the Mexican National soccer team plays their home games.


maxdancona
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jun, 2015 01:29 pm
@maxdancona,
The United States won this game (i.e. they were not on the losing end).
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GorDie
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jun, 2015 09:28 pm
@Nousher Ahmed,
^Maxdancona explained this already. I should have read her response* ^^


If it was a TEAM. You would assume that Azteca won.
however, because it was a place, you know the USA won, ONLY for the SECOND time.
They left as winners**
They did not leave the Aztecas as winners.





"For just the second time, the United States left Estadio Azteca not on the losing end."




first I will re-arranged the sentence to be more common (to be more typical).

"For the second time, The United States DID NOT LEAVE Estadio Azteca on the losing end."

In both situations it is indicating this is THE SECOND TIME, not third or fourth, that the United States Team did not leave Estado Azteca as the loser. They won only 2 games in Estado Azteca.

Meaning that if they had been there more than two times, they lost all previous games.

The word JUST indicates this JUST happened. It actually, Just happened. Not five years ago. The USA didn't win their second game in Estado Azteca 5 years ago.

If you know what is being said.. It actually makes more sense the way it was written first. But I thought that Estado Azteca was a TEAM and not a PLACE.

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