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    Default fall under (the category of)

    1. If you fall under the category of people who work in other countris, you must submit the following documents:

    2. If you fall under "people who work in other countries", you must submit the following documents:

    Could I omit "the category of" in this case like 2?
    I know it is better to say something like "If you fall under Category A", if Category A, Category B, etc. are written before the sentence, but there is no description like that in this case.
    So please tell me Sentence 2 is correct or not ("the category of" is necessary or not).

    Thank you.


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    Default Re: fall under (the category of)

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkie9 View Post
    1. If you fall under the category of people who work in other countris, you must submit the following documents:

    2. If you fall under "people who work in other countries", you must submit the following documents:

    Could I omit "the category of" in this case like 2?
    I know it is better to say something like "If you fall under Category A", if Category A, Category B, etc. are written before the sentence, but there is no description like that in this case.
    So please tell me Sentence 2 is correct or not ("the category of" is necessary or not).

    Thank you.

    I would use a combination of the two:

    If you fall into the category "People who work in other countries", you must submit ...
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    Default Re: fall under (the category of)

    Thank you, but is Sentence 2 correct or incorrect?

    Also, you changed "fall under" to "fall into". I'd like to know the difference between them. Should I start a new thread for it?

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    Default Re: fall under (the category of)

    I wouldn't use "fall under the category of". I have always used/seen "fall into the category of". If you remove "category" then you can use "under".

    I fall under "People who work abroad".
    I fall into the category "People who work abroad".
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    I see. Thank you again!

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