Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. Yourjones
    Guest
    #1

    won at/with ... ?

    Hello,

    Just now a basketball game concluded with Team A winning over Team B with a score of 100-98. Can I say "Team A won with/at a small advantage"?

    Thanks.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Aug 2011
    • Posts: 958
    #2

    Re: won at/with ... ?

    Of the choices you offered, the better would be: "Team A won with a small advantage"

    Far more likely would be: "Team A won by a small advantage" or "Team A won by a small margin"

  2. tzfujimino's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
    • Posts: 2,696
    #3

    Re: won at/with ... ?

    ... or 'by a narrow margin'.

    Last edited by tzfujimino; 31-Aug-2015 at 17:14. Reason: Put a period at the end

  3. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Nov 2013
    • Posts: 7,809
    #4

    Re: won at/with ... ?

    I found some examples of 'by a slight margin' below, but I am not a teacher.
    http://fraze.it/n_search.jsp?q=%22by...+margin%22&l=0

Similar Threads

  1. It was the third time that he won/had won the game.
    By Matthew Wai in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 22-May-2014, 18:25
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 28-Sep-2013, 10:10
  3. [Grammar] unless it will be won
    By suprunp in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 15-Feb-2012, 22:46
  4. Won't want
    By JustLearningEnglish in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 22-Sep-2010, 15:11
  5. won't there?
    By mas94010 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 13-Jul-2004, 12:04

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •