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    #1

    to fade in the stretch

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether the expression in bold in the following sentence is admissible in contemporary English?

    Unfortunately, she faded in the stretch.

    to fade in the stretch = to drop out of contention near the end of a contest

    V.

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    Re: to fade in the stretch

    Yes, as a horse that had been leading a race drifts away from the front of the pack as they come down the home stretch.
    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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    Re: to fade in the stretch

    Hi Barb_,

    Thank you for your picturesque explanation.V.
    Last edited by vil; 13-Jul-2011 at 06:37.

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