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    In The Lead

    I have a question about "in the lead" here:


    On Wednesday, campaigners were making last-minute pitches as polls suggested that pro-union supporters were narrowly in the lead despite a recent surge for the independence camp.
    (BACKGROUND INFO: For the Scotland independence referendum, pro-union people want "no" votes, independence people want "yes" votes.)

    It is the number of possible "no" votes that was in the lead, not the pro-union supporters. The pro-union supporters are simply trying to increase the number of "no" votes.
    So, could the phrase "pro-union supporters were narrowly in the lead" be wrong? Would replacing that with "the no-votes were narrowly in the lead" be better?

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    Re: In The Lead

    No, the pro-union supporters were in the lead in their efforts to gain votes.

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    Re: In The Lead

    The "pro-union supporters" are the "No" voters, and are the people who were trying to convince others to vote "No".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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