Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Czech
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: May 2015
    • Posts: 134
    #1

    Arsenal is tying with Chelsea now.

    Hello all



    It is Arsenal versus Chelsea match.

    My friend comes to my room to see the match and asks me which team is in the lead.

    If the score is 1:1, 2:2 etc. can I respond this way?

    Arsenal is tying with Chelsea now. It is 1:1.

    I know there is that option to use "are tied" but I am curious about this one. How does it sound to you ?




    Thank you!

  1. BobK's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 16,038
    #2

    Re: Arsenal is tying with Chelsea now.

    That‘s perfectly OK, but a bit wordy. I‘d just say ‘1-all‘.

    b
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Twitter: @BobK99
    Blog: http://harmlessdrudgery.blogspot.com
    Books: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bob-Knowles/..._athr_dp_pel_1

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Czech
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: May 2015
    • Posts: 134
    #3

    Re: Arsenal is tying with Chelsea now.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    That‘s perfectly OK, but a bit wordy. I‘d just say ‘1-all‘.

    b

    I am so relieved. You can not imagine how much. One native speaker from America didnīt like it at all but could not explain it.


    Just to be sure. This sentence wouldnīt sound good: "He finished second in both of his finals, which means he is tying with Oliver Millroy and Lee Bell on points"

    One native speaker here on forum didnīt like my additional sentence. I believe him that it doesnīt sound that good however I would like to know your opinion on it as you liked my original sentence.

    Thank you very much.

  2. BobK's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 16,038
    #4

    Re: Arsenal is tying with Chelsea now.

    Sounds OK to me, although I'm in my 60s - younger speakers might not be so accepting of that use of 'tying' - the expression 'level on points' would be more idiomatic.

    b
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Twitter: @BobK99
    Blog: http://harmlessdrudgery.blogspot.com
    Books: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bob-Knowles/..._athr_dp_pel_1

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Czech
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: May 2015
    • Posts: 134
    #5

    Re: Arsenal is tying with Chelsea now.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Sounds OK to me, although I'm in my 60s - younger speakers might not be so accepting of that use of 'tying' - the expression 'level on points' would be more idiomatic.

    b

    Interesting. I thought it was more about the tense than about the word "tie/tying"

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,502
    #6

    Re: Arsenal is tying with Chelsea now.

    I'd say 'Arsenal are drawing one one with Chelsea' (though tying is OK, too).

    During a football (AE soccer) match, only goals are relevant to the score. Points are only determined at the end of a league match.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Czech
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: May 2015
    • Posts: 134
    #7

    Re: Arsenal is tying with Chelsea now.

    That is the only reason why you may not say "tying" in this sentence? "He finished second in both of his finals, which means he is tying with Oliver Millroy and Lee Bell on points" Do I understand it right?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Oct-2015 at 23:45. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,502
    #8

    Re: Arsenal is tying with Chelsea now.

    What sport have we moved onto now?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Czech
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: May 2015
    • Posts: 134
    #9

    Re: Arsenal is tying with Chelsea now.

    The sentence with tying on points comes from a poker site. I didn't realized it might play a role - sorry for that.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Oct-2015 at 23:44. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

  3. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #10

    Re: Arsenal is tying with Chelsea now.

    In AmE, we would use "is tied" rather than "is tying".

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-Sep-2013, 16:16

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
  •