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    divided the "presentation / tasks" into different topics


    Should I use "presentation or tasks"?
    If both words are incorrect, can you suggest a correct one?

    I divided the presentation / tasks into different topics, eg, history of the firm, recent news and the future.
    I allocated 2 topics to John.

    My opinion:
    I feel it is strange to say "split the presentation into topic". However, if I use "tasks", this will suggest "different topics constitute the tasks" which doesn't make sense.


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    Re: divided the "presentation / tasks" into different topics

    If you gave a presentation, then "presentation" is the right word.

    I divided the presentation into multiple topics and assigned two to John.
    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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