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    Determination

    Hi,

    Question:
    Do I use “determination" correctly?

    Sentence:
    I was awarded a prizes.
    This is the determination that I stand ahead of a group of people.


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    Last edited by uktous; 10-Dec-2009 at 02:19.


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    #2

    Re: Determination

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    Do I use “demonstration correctly?

    Sentence:
    I was awarded a prizes. :Cross: I was awarded a prize.
    This is the determination that I stand ahead of a group of people. :Cross: Note: determination is usually used as "will power" or a decision by others. For instance, with determination, I decided stand ahead of a group of people. Or, The determination of the varsity team depends on the relay results.

    My opinions:
    Determination = showing sth by giving proof or evidence.
    By definition, it should be appropriate.
    However, I am not sure whether the usage is correct or not.

    Thanks
    If this help, a Thanks would be nice : )


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    Re: Determination

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    Do I use “demonstration correctly?

    Sentence:
    I was awarded a prizes.
    This is the determination that I stand ahead of a group of people.

    My opinions:
    Determination = showing sth by giving proof or evidence.
    By definition, it should be appropriate.
    However, I am not sure whether the usage is correct or not.

    Thanks
    Hi!

    I'd say it this way:

    This is my determination to stand out as the best among a group of people.


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    #4

    Re: Determination

    No, that sounds awkward.

    How about this.

    I was determined to stand in front of a group of people.


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    Re: Determination

    Quote Originally Posted by rws_killer5 View Post
    No, that sounds awkward.

    How about this.

    I was determined to stand in front of a group of people.
    Hi!

    But it's somehow ambiguous. Isn't it that he just physically stands in front of a group of people? For us foreigners it's a little bit confusing.


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    #6

    Re: Determination

    Quote Originally Posted by omasta View Post
    Hi!

    But it's somehow ambiguous. Isn't it that he just physically stands in front of a group of people? For us foreigners it's a little bit confusing.
    In this context, determined can be interpreted as desired/resolved. So basically, he wanted to stand in front of the group of people. Remember, English can have varying levels of emphasis. When you are determined to do something, you are very eager to do something.

    I threw around some synonyms so that you might understand it better. Hope it helps.

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    Re: Determination

    Thank you for all 5 kindly replies


    I hope I has written the idea I would like to say.

    "I stand ahead of a group of people" = I am the best person in a group of people


    If I said something wrong, could you please correct me?


    Thanks

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