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    #1

    which is better

    Which of the two sentences do you think is better?

    Rules excluding foreign athletes from participating in competitions between national teams could actually be subsumed under this category of rules since each national team may include only its nationals.

    Rules excluding foreign athletes from participating in competitions between national teams could actually be subsumed under this category of rules since each national team may comprise only the nationals of the country in question.

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    • Join Date: Nov 2009
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    #2

    Re: which is better

    There are times when quasi-legal clarity has to override any idea of redundancy of speech:

    Rules excluding foreign athletes from participating in competitions between national teams could actually be subsumed under this category of rules, since each national team may comprise only its nationals.

    Use 'comprise', and use 'national team' and 'its nationals'.

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