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    Question A record

    Hello,

    I have a doubt. Which one of the following verbs can you not use with the noun record?

    1)attain
    2)hold
    3)set
    4)break
    5)do
    6)achieve
    7)create

    I am sure that you set/break a record..but what about the rest? Can I say: she achieved a record?

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: A record

    You can make a record, but you can't do one.

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    Default Re: A record

    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Laura View Post
    Hello,
    I have a doubt. Which one of the following verbs can you not use with the noun record?
    1)attain
    2)hold
    3)set
    4)break
    5)do
    6)achieve
    7)create
    I am sure that you set/break a record..but what about the rest? Can I say: she achieved a record?
    Thank you very much.
    As Casi said, do doesn't work with record. I'd say 2,3,4 and 7 were all clearly acceptable, and 1 and 6 OK when used with a noun phrase: 'attain/achieve a record time/height/distance'.

    Other things you can do with records: set, share, equal, miss...

    b

    PS Also 'shave/knock [unit] off': 'Radcliffe knocked 10 seconds off the record'
    Last edited by BobK; 30-Mar-2007 at 14:34. Reason: PS added

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