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    Default What does credit means here?

    The couch was credited with putting the team back on the rails.
    Does Credit means "to arrange" or "be responsible" for turning the team back to the proper situation or perhaps non?!
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    Default Re: What does credit means here?

    People thought he was responsible for it, and since it was a good thing (getting the team "back on track") he was given credit for it.
    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: What does credit means here?

    I hope the OP meant coach and not couch

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    Default Re: What does credit means here?

    I didn't even see that!
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    Default Re: What does credit means here?

    Thank You Barb_D and probus for responding. Yes It was my mistake, The correct word is "coach"

    The couch was credited with putting the team back on the rails.

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    Default Re: What does credit means here?

    Quote Originally Posted by mehdi 100 View Post
    Thank You Barb_D and probus for responding. Yes It was my mistake, The correct word is "coach"

    The couch was credited with putting the team back on the rails.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: What does credit means here?

    I rather like the idea of a couch training a sports team. It's reminiscent of the phrase "armchair sportsperson" - someone who loves sport but only if they are watching it on TV from the comfort of their chair/couch. There's no danger of them actually getting any exercise themselves.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Gee! I'm developing something new by my mistakes!
    Last edited by mehdi 100; 28-Oct-2013 at 09:25.

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    Making mistakes is a very good way of learning.

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