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    Default He kicked a penalty goal yesterday

    My grammar book says that "goal" is the result of "kick", so it means a success, but I suspect it was just a try, not a result. For the result, you might have to say "He made or succedeed in a penalty goal.." What do you think?

    29)He kicked a penalty goal yesterday.

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    Default Re: He kicked a penalty goal yesterday

    A "goal" is a score. I believe they are called "penalty kicks" when awarded and attempted.

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    Default Re: He kicked a penalty goal yesterday

    Then, how do you say "tried, but not know the result of the penalty kick"? Just "The player kicked a penalty"???

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    Default Re: He kicked a penalty goal yesterday

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    Then, how do you say "tried, but not know the result of the penalty kick"? Just "The player kicked a penalty"???
    How about "he attempted a penalty kick".

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    Default Re: He kicked a penalty goal yesterday

    I can only speak for the game of football (AE soccer).

    A team is awarded a penalty (kick). One of the team takes the penalty. He scores (from) the penalty, he misses the penalty or the goalkeeper saves the penalty.



    The word occurs in other sports, such as rugby, and has different terminology, which I am less familiar with.

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    Default Re: He kicked a penalty goal yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    My grammar book says that "goal" is the result of "kick", so it means a success, but I suspect it was just a try, not a result. For the result, you might have to say "He made or succedeed in a penalty goal.." What do you think?

    29)He kicked a penalty goal yesterday.
    You could argue that logically it could mean that he took the kick and missed. But most people would assume that he scored. That would be a perverse sentence to write if he did not score the goal.

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