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    Olympics games.

    "Yesterday I turned on the TV to watch Olympic games. A Marathon race was going on in which an Englands player was ahead of all players. He remained ahead of all for 18 KMs but later on took over by the chinese players and lost then I changed the channel and on other channel trampolin gymnastics finale match was going to start. It was women's championship they had to jump on trampolin and do the stunts. Canada remaind on first place while England on second place."

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    Re: Olympics games.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "Yesterday I turned on the TV to watch the Olympics. games. A The marathon race was going on in which and an Englands British player runner/athlete was ahead of all players. in the lead/in front. He remained ahead of all for 18km KMs but later on took over he was overtaken by the Chinese players runner/athlete and lost the race.

    Then I changed the channel and on other channel found that the women's trampoline gymnastics finale final match was going about to start. It was women's championship they had to jump on trampolin and do the stunts. Canada remaind on first place won the gold [medal] while England on second place won/took silver."

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    #3

    Re: Olympics games.

    I'm sure emsr2d2 meant to write "a British" and to put a space between "18" and "km."
    Other than that, I would just change "was going on" in the second sentence to "was on."

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    Re: Olympics games.

    I should indeed have changed "an" to "a" before "British. Thank you.

    However, I did not mean to put a space between "18" and "km". In written BrE, we run them together.

    I led for 18km.
    He won by 6m. (This could be miles, minutes or metres, depending on the context.)

    "The marathon was on" tells us that the TV channel was, at that moment, broadcasting footage of the marathon. It could be a live broadcast or recorded. It doesn't tell us, with any certainty, that the marathon was actually going on (the runners were taking part) at that moment. I assumed it was a live broadcast so I said that the marathon was going on (and it happened to be being broadcast live).
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    #5

    Re: Olympics games.

    tufguy, we write Olympic Games or Olympics, but not Olympics games.


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    Re: Olympics games.

    Tufguy, I am pretty sure that England doesn't have its own Olympic team. Instead, the UK has a team. (I am sure somebody will correct me if I am wrong.)

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    #7

    Re: Olympics games.

    You're not wrong, but it's called Team GB.

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    #8

    Re: Olympics games.

    Yes, and they just won their first gold medal in gymnastics.

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    #9

    Re: Olympics games.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Tufguy, I am pretty sure that England doesn't have its own Olympic team. Instead, the UK has a team. (I am sure somebody will correct me if I am wrong.)
    Yes, thanks for reminding me. What a fool I am. England doesn't have a team it's the Great Britain's Olympic team. That was a question related to Geography.

    By the way I wanted him to win but unfotunatley he lost but he was very consistent though through out the Marathon.
    Last edited by tufguy; 15-Aug-2016 at 08:22.

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    Re: Olympics games.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above.
    Would it be incorrect to say "Chinese runners over took the Britain's runner?"

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