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    Delegate and delegation

    Hi there,

    Does delegation means delegates? I have consulted the dictionary and got a meaning that a group of delegates is a delegation.
    Can I use either interchangeably?
    For example: Students are organized as delegation/students are organized as delegates. All delegation must be present at the opening ceremony/all delegates must be present at the opening ceremony. Did I use they correctly? Are these okay? I doubt that I have used them correctly.

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    Re: Delegate and delegation

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Hi there,

    Does delegation means delegates? I have consulted the dictionary and got a meaning that a group of delegates is a delegation.
    Can I use either interchangeably? Yes, but see my corrections below.
    For example: Students are organized as a delegation/students are organized as delegates. All of the delegation must be present at the opening ceremony/all delegates must be present at the opening ceremony. Did I use they correctly? Are these okay? I doubt that I have used them correctly.

    Thanks,
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    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Delegate and delegation

    Great!

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    Re: Delegate and delegation

    One more question. Look at this sentence; (Groups of)Students are organized as delegations. Is it okay? I didn't use "a" but "s".

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    Re: Delegate and delegation

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    One more question. Look at this sentence; (Groups of)Students are organized as delegations. Is it okay? I didn't use "a" but "s".
    A group of delegates may be a delegation, but I don't see how groups of students can be organised as delegations.

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    Re: Delegate and delegation

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    A group of delegates may be a delegation, but I don't see how groups of students can be organised as delegations.
    Couldn't one group of students form one delegation and another group/other groups form another/other delegation(s)?

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