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    Question to convince to?

    How does this sound to you: Your enthusiasm convinced the jury to this decision. Is this grammatically correct?

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    Re: to convince to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadster View Post
    How does this sound to you: Your enthusiasm convinced the jury to this decision. Is this grammatically correct?
    I'm not sure that enthusiasm should have any effect on a jury, but that's a different subject.

    "Your enthusisasm helped/convinced the jury to come to this decision/verdict."

    We "come to" or "reach" a decision or a verdict. With a jury, it should be "verdict".

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    Re: to convince to?

    Thank you very much! Obviously the word jury is also inappropriate. It should rather be something like: selection committee

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    Re: to convince to?

    Well, jury isn't exclusively used in criminal proceedings so it might not be entirely out of place in your sentence.

    Those of us who avidly watch the Eurovision Song Contest every year will know that each country's votes are introduced with the immortal words:

    "Good evening. Here are the votes of the German/Croatian/UK/French jury..."

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    Re: to convince to?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm not sure that enthusiasm should have any effect on a jury, but that's a different subject.

    "Your enthusisasm helped/convinced the jury to come to this decision/verdict."

    We "come to" or "reach" a decision or a verdict. With a jury, it should be "verdict".
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    Shouldn't "convinced" be "persuaded"?

    See, e.g., The UVic Writer's Guide: Convince / Persuade.

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