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    #1

    overshadowed

    Is this sentence correct:

    1) Andres Iniesta lauded Lionel Messi despite the Barcelona star being overshadowed for goals by his team-mates.


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    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/messi-n...013459256.html

    Does 'for' mean 'as regards' in this sentence?

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    #2

    Re: overshadowed

    That usage of 'overshadowed' does seem a bit odd, but then you have to consider the source. Yahoo news is notoriously bad about basic grammar, typos, etc. They don't seem to have any real editors.

    Here 'for' means something like 'in regards to'. Again, it's not a well-written sentence. But it's Yahoo, so I repeat myself.
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    #3

    Re: overshadowed

    May I say '... although the Barcelona star had been outdone in goals by his team-mates'?
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    #4

    Re: overshadowed

    I prefer the original.

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    #5

    Re: overshadowed

    What's wrong with "overshadowed" in the original sentence? How would you use that word then?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    #6

    Re: overshadowed

    The meaning is clear enough to readers of football (AE soccer) journalism.

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