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    Question Race + what?

    Hi teachers!
    How do you use the verb "race" in a sentence? Does it take a preposition before the person or object? If yes, which preposition?
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    Question Re: Race + what?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Hi teachers!
    How do you use the verb "race" in a sentence? Does it take a preposition before the person or object? If yes, which preposition?
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    Dear Moderators, isn't it surprising that you people are still silent about a common word? I'm still waiting for the answer.
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    Re: Race + what?

    You won't get the answer faster by being unfriendly...

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    Re: Race + what?

    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Dear Moderators, isn't it surprising that you people are still silent about a common word? I'm still waiting for the answer.
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    As you well know, Dawood, we always get there in the end. It's a race for time at this end.

    How about you give us a sample sentence showing what you are suggesting?

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    Question Re: Race + what?

    Quote Originally Posted by meez View Post
    You won't get the answer faster by being unfriendly...
    Thanks for your care but I've been in this forum longer than you and people out here very well know how friendly I am. The way I talked above is sometimes the way to attract immediate attention of others, at least in my locality. Well, I've always been friendly and respectful because I know that teachers are the most important members of our community as teachers build the nation. I hope this clears the misconception you by mistake developed about myself.
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    Question Re: Race + what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    As you well know, Dawood, we always get there in the end. It's a race for time at this end.

    How about you give us a sample sentence showing what you are suggesting?
    Which of the three highlighted expressions is correct?
    'My legs may be shorter than yours but I can race you any day.'
    'My legs may be shorter than yours but I can race with you any day.'
    'My legs may be shorter than yours but I can race against you any day.'
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    Last edited by Dawood Usmani; 28-Feb-2008 at 10:09.

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    Re: Race + what?

    All three, in the right context, are correct.

    The most commonly used are #1 and #3; #2 would say that you are racing together, not against each other.

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