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    scott833 is offline Senior Member
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    Default Are these three sentences correct? Do they make any sense?

    1) The king and queen praised my teacher at hosting the event/funtion sucessfully.
    2) The king and queen praised my teacher for doing a good job at hosting the event/organizing the event.
    3) The King and queen are happy with my teacher for doing a good job at hosting the party.

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    Default Re: Are these three sentences correct? Do they make any sense?

    There is a 'c' in "function".

    You will often hear the "at" construction in English but, as your sentences 2 and 3 suggest, it implies "for doing a good job" and is not strictly correct. The verb "praise" always uses "for", when appropriate.

    So sentence 1 should have "for" not "at". The others are technically correct.

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