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    Question when to use runner-up and when to use runners-up?

    Dear all

    It all started when my friend pointed out what he thought was a mistake in my resume.
    the line was:
    "Was runner-up in cricket matches in 2011-12"
    There was only one cup for which we played during that season. So I thought runner-up was appropriate.

    But now I don't know when runners-up is used. I read somewhere that Roger Federer has a lot of runners-up spots.

    Could you please tell me when I should use runner-up and runners-up correctly?

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    Re: when to use runner-up and when to use runners-up?

    The phrase in your resume was correct. Runners-up is just the plural of runner-up. You can use it when there is more than one runner-up.

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    Thumbs up Re: when to use runner-up and when to use runners-up?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    The phrase in your resume was correct. Runners-up is just the plural of runner-up. You can use it when there is more than one runner-up.
    thank you. . Now I can boast that I was right.

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    Re: when to use runner-up and when to use runners-up?

    Quote Originally Posted by buchuamitan View Post
    "Was runner-up in cricket matches in 2011-12"
    That line sound strange too me. You were, I imagine, a member of the cricket team who were runners up in the 2011-12 cup competition.

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    Re: when to use runner-up and when to use runners-up?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    That line sound strange too me. You were, I imagine, a member of the cricket team who were runners up in the 2011-12 cup competition.
    I agree. A cricket match is played between two teams, so if you were the runner-up, you were on the losing side.

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