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    Mr Xi will attend two commemorative events celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and China.

    He will jointly officiate the groundbreaking ceremony for the China Cultural Centre with Mr Goh and unveil the Deng Xiaoping Commemorative Marker with Minister Mentor Lee.

    The above is extracted from a local newspaper. I would like to know whether 'at' in needed after 'officiate'.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: officiate (at)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    He will jointly officiate the groundbreaking ceremony for the China Cultural Centre with Mr Goh and unveil the Deng Xiaoping Commemorative Marker with Minister Mentor Lee.

    I would like to know whether 'at' in needed after 'officiate'.
    YES

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    Re: officiate (at)

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    YES
    I think we should wait for some US input; I know that in Br E, people don't protest a decision, they protest at it. But maybe 'officiate' behaves the same...

    b

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    Re: officiate (at)

    Fivejedjon's response serves for AmE as well.

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