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    #1

    prize

    Are these two expressions the same in meaning?

    1) to carry off a prize
    2) to pick up a prize

    Do they mean "to win a prize"?

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    #2

    Re: prize

    They might mean the same; they might not.

    In what context do you want to use them?

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    #3

    Re: prize

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    They might mean the same; they might not.

    In what context do you want to use them?
    Can they be used in every context in which I can win a prize?

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    #4

    Re: prize

    Possibly, informally.

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    Re: prize

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Possibly, informally.
    Could you give an example of them being used informally, please?

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    #6

    Re: prize

    Pretty well every example with those two expressions is fairly informal as far as I am concerned.

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    #7

    Re: prize

    This American would never use "carry" for winning a prize.
    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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