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    "Points are determined (based) on the final results."

    Is "based" mandatory?

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    Re: based on

    In this example, yes, it is.


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    Re: based on

    I'd need more context before giving a firm answer.

    What are we talking about here?

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    "Costs will be determined based on design, construction bids and other factors."

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    Re: based on

    Quote Originally Posted by ShirleyLing View Post
    "Costs will be determined based on design, construction bids and other factors."
    That's fine, but it's got nothing to do with your original sentence.

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    Re: based on

    So, "based" is necessary?

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    Re: based on

    A better example: "Scores are determined (based) on distance and accuracy for each event."

    So is "based" optional here?
    Last edited by ShirleyLing; 27-Jun-2011 at 09:47. Reason: clarity

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    Re: based on

    I would say it's optional here.

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    Re: based on

    What about the example in post #4 of this thread? Is "based" also optional in that example?

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    Re: based on

    I'd leave it in.

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