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    #1

    Losing and winning

    "Draw is worst than losing or winning". Is it correct?

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    #2

    Re: Losing and winning

    Your sentence could start with "A draw", "To draw" or "Drawing", but not "Draw".

    Check the third word. Are you sure you wanted to use the superlative "worst"? What other (very similar) word could you put there?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Losing and winning

    I would use "a" before "draw". "Worst" should be "worse". I would take a draw over losing.

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    Re: Losing and winning

    Mike, the other day you complained about somebody giving an answer when the OP had been invited to try again for themself*.

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    The standard reflexive form corresponding to they and them is themselves, as in they can do it themselves. The singular form themself, first recorded in the 14th century, has re-emerged in recent years corresponding to the singular gender-neutral use of they, as in this is the first step in helping someone to help themself. The form is not widely accepted in standard English, however. For more details, see they (usage).
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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-May-2015 at 09:00.

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    #5

    Re: Losing and winning

    Yes I did. But nobody else said a word about it. It happened three times last week without a word from anyone.

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    #6

    Re: Losing and winning

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would take a draw over losing.
    Apart from the grammatical issues with the original sentence, the logic escapes me too.

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    #7

    Re: Losing and winning

    "Logic escapes me too". What does it mean?

    Is there no word like "Worst"?

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    Re: Losing and winning

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "Logic escapes me too". What does it mean?
    I take it to mean 'I take no notice of logic', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Losing and winning

    It means that Rover cannot understand the logic of saying that a draw is worse than losing and I agree with him. Most people think that winning is best, a draw is worse, but losing is the worst outcome of the three.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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