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    soviphou is offline Newbie
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    "Have you done a try-out before presentation?", is it correct?

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    Default Re: try-out

    Do you mean practicing giving a presentation?

    Then use "practice" or "dry run."

    A "try out" is an audition.

    And you need to say "before the presentation" if you are speaking of a particular one, or "a presentation" is talking in general.

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    Default Re: try-out

    Quote Originally Posted by soviphou View Post
    "Have you done a try-out before presentation?", is it correct?
    Understandable but not usual in AmE. First, you need and article, "a/the" preceding "presentation". And if by "try-out" you mean competition among others, you would most likely hear "Have you tried out etc." Otherwise, if you are referring to a practice presentation, then "dry run" would be an appropriate term.

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