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Here is a situation.
He was playing domestic cricket, but it was not benefiting him, because he was under a ban by the cricket board. So, no matter how well he performed, he wouldn't get a chance to play international cricket for his national team.
Which one of the following is grammatical as well as natural?
- He said he was playing cricket in the domestic circuit but it was of no use for him.
- He said he was playing cricket in the domestic circuit but it was of no use to him.
Please tell me about a better and more natural way to say the same thing.
Aamir the Global Citizen
Last edited by Aamir Tariq; 12-May-2016 at 06:10.
I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.
But here in this case I used "in the domestic circuit" which is different from being on a team. I don't know either if British people use "in" or "on" in this case.