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    "Points are determined (based) on the final results."

    Is "based" mandatory?

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    Default Re: based on

    In this example, yes, it is.


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    Default Re: based on

    I'd need more context before giving a firm answer.

    What are we talking about here?

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    Default Re: based on

    "Costs will be determined based on design, construction bids and other factors."

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    Default Re: based on

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirleyLing View Post
    "Costs will be determined based on design, construction bids and other factors."
    That's fine, but it's got nothing to do with your original sentence.

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    Default Re: based on

    So, "based" is necessary?

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    Default Re: based on

    A better example: "Scores are determined (based) on distance and accuracy for each event."

    So is "based" optional here?
    Last edited by ShirleyLing; 27-Jun-2011 at 09:47. Reason: clarity

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    Default Re: based on

    I would say it's optional here.

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    Default Re: based on

    What about the example in post #4 of this thread? Is "based" also optional in that example?

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    Default Re: based on

    I'd leave it in.

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