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    is not yet won

    Hello,

    I felt a little confused after I saw below sentence.

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    /Man City deserved to beat United but title is not yet won./

    It seems the grammar is wrong. "Is" is a link verb and "won" is a past participle.

    I think there is a better way to put it: ...title does not yet win. Is my understanding correct?

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: is not yet won

    Quote Originally Posted by 4elsik View Post
    I'm not a native speaker, neither an academic but I think I get the point.

    You are wrong here with your understanding. There's a passive stuff so you can't say title does (title can't win, it can only be won; saying simply, title can't do actions).


    What is said (Man City deserved to beat United but title is not yet won) means the following: Man City was stronger but somehow managed to lose. Even though considering United's lucky win there are still matches to be played (no one won title).

    If there was Man City deserved to beat United but title was not won it would mean that title was won (Man City didn't win it, United did).
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    The meaning is better described as "Although Manchester City beat Manchester United there are still many games left to go in the season, and they have not yet won the Premeirship title".
    The phrase "but the title is not yet won" refers to the confidence that many Manchester City fans have that they will eventually win the title ignoring the fact that they still have to play many other matches.

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    Re: is not yet won

    It's like saying "The competition is not yet over" or "the final result is not yet decided".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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