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    #1

    The person winning/holding the badminton title this year will receive a prize.

    1. People wanting to pay less tax will take to the streets tomorrow.
    2. The person winning the badminton title this year will receive a prize.
    3. The person holding the badminton title this year will receive a prize.

    On another forum, people said that 1. was correct because 'wanting' was a state but 2. was incorrect because 'winning something' was an event.
    I guess 'holding something' is a state, then is 3. correct?

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    #2

    Re: The person winning/holding the badminton title this year will receive a prize.

    The sentences would sound better with "who."

    1. People who want to pay less tax will take to the streets tomorrow.
    2. The person who wins the badminton title this year will receive a prize.
    3. The person who holds the badminton title this year will receive a prize.


    P.S. You should not put a period next to a number in the middle of a sentence.



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    #3

    Re: The person winning/holding the badminton title this year will receive a prize.

    2 is fine. 3 is odd, because the prize doesn't go to the holder, it goes to the winner.

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    #4

    Re: The person winning/holding the badminton title this year will receive a prize.

    Quote Originally Posted by lotus888 View Post
    The sentences would sound better with "who."
    I know the present participles in my sentences do not sound good, but which of them is grammatically understandable?

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    #5

    Re: The person winning/holding the badminton title this year will receive a prize.

    I have no problem with 1.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: The person winning/holding the badminton title this year will receive a prize.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I have no problem with 1.
    Nor has anyone else, Ems. Unless I'm mistaken.

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    #7

    Re: The person winning/holding the badminton title this year will receive a prize.

    Lotus' first reply said sentence 1 would sound better with "People who want" rather than "People wanting". I disagree. I find them equally acceptable.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: The person winning/holding the badminton title this year will receive a prize.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I have no problem with 1.
    Then what are the problems with my sentences 2 and 3?

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    #9

    Re: The person winning/holding the badminton title this year will receive a prize.

    I didn't say there were problems with 1 and 2. I chose to comment only on 1 because someone else had said that "wanting" could be improved upon.

    In my opinion, 1 and 2 are fine but 3 should be "winning" not "holding".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: The person winning/holding the badminton title this year will receive a prize.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Lotus' first reply said sentence 1 would sound better with "People who want" rather than "People wanting". I disagree. I find them equally acceptable.
    Sorry, Ems. I stand corrected.

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