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    which preposition should be used?

    Which preposition should be used in the following sentence?

    ____ all the applicants that have the same academic background, why those coming from xx city were always preferred?

    Is this sentence odd?

    How to reword it?

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    Re: which preposition should be used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by runbabyrun View Post
    Which preposition should be used in the following sentence?
    ____ all the applicants that have the same academic background, why those coming from xx city were always preferred?
    Is this sentence odd?
    How to reword it?
    Why all those applicants having the same academic background and coming from the cities were always preferred?

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    Re: which preposition should be used?

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    Why all those applicants having the same academic background and coming from the cities were always preferred?
    nonsense - not even close.

    Again, I have to ask, Why do you do this?

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    Re: which preposition should be used?

    Quote Originally Posted by runbabyrun View Post
    Which preposition should be used in the following sentence?
    ____ all the applicants that have the same academic background, why those coming from xx city were always preferred?

    Is this sentence odd?

    How to reword it?
    I would choose "Of". But, yes, the sentence is wrong.

    Of all the applicants that have the same academic background, why were those coming from xx city were always preferred?
    or:
    Of all the applicants having the same academic background, why were those coming from xx city were always preferred?

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    Re: which preposition should be used?

    Quote Originally Posted by runbabyrun View Post
    Which preposition should be used in the following sentence?
    ____ all the applicants that have the same academic background, why those coming from xx city were always preferred?

    Is this sentence odd?

    How to reword it?
    It is not a good sentence. I would change it to:
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    Since all the applicants have the same academic background, why are those that come from XX City always preferred?
    (You could also, of course, put it in past tense.)
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    Re: which preposition should be used?

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    ________ all the applicants that have the same academic background, why those coming from xx city were always preferred?

    Huh, I thought I had only to use words that were given to make any sentence which could make any sense. I wasn't conscious I could have used "since, of, etc.)

    Now I have seen in my dictionary that "to reword" means "to write something again in different words".

    Now I've seen I should have filled in the empty space with a preposition, actually.

    Would some talking robot make any other sentence from the words given. Just to see is there any other combinations.Thanks!
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