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    Default Resign or withdraw from a contest

    Participants can not withdraw from the contest

    Is this sentence correct?

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    Default Re: Resign or withdraw from a contest

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    Participants can not withdraw from the contest

    Is this sentence correct?

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    Yes.

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    Default Re: Resign or withdraw from a contest

    I would suggest "cannot" as one word.
    And don't forget you need to end with a period/full stop.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Resign or withdraw from a contest

    How are you going to prevent people from withdrawing?

    What if it's a race and one entrant breaks a leg?

    What if it's a stand-up comedy contest and one competitor's mother dies suddenly?

    What if they simply change their mind and tell you to go away and multiply?

    Rover

    EDIT: On reflection, the above's a bit uncalled-for. Ignore it if you wish. I've just noticed you were asking whether to use 'resign' or 'withdraw'.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 22-Feb-2013 at 16:15.

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    Default Re: Resign or withdraw from a contest

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    Participants can not withdraw from the contest

    Is this sentence correct?

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    I'd change it to "may not", because I think that's your intended meaning. I agree with Rover though - it leaves something unsaid.

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