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    Does "Nomination His" humourously refer to "Nomination His Majesty"?


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    Re: Does "Nomination His" humourously refer to "Nomination His Majesty"?

    The nomination now his, ...

    Having gained the nomination, ...

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    Re: Does "Nomination His" humourously refer to "Nomination His Majesty"?

    It's an example of how newspapers can/will omit words from their headlines and their sub-headings due to a lack of space. Sometimes it can be difficult for learners to work out what the missing words are, or they can think something is grammatically correct when it's not.

    The construction used is not uncommon in "normal" writing, although there would usually be an article.

    I suddenly spotted just one copy of the book I wanted to buy. It was on a table, hidden under several other books. At the same moment, another customer spotted the book. We both advanced towards the table, trying to look casual but determined at the same time. I was just a fraction faster than him and I snatched the book from the table and rushed to the till. I hurriedly paid for it, looking forward to getting it home and starting to read it. Finally, the book mine, I left the store with a slightly smug smile on my face and headed to my car.

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    Re: Does "Nomination His" humourously refer to "Nomination His Majesty"?

    Excellent!
    Thank you.
    Thanks to all.

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    Re: Does "Nomination His" humourously refer to "Nomination His Majesty"?

    NewHope, your thanks are appreciated, but you don't need to send them in a separate post.

    We are all happy to accept a simple click on the Like button as your acknowledgement of our help.

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