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    #1

    Win on or in

    You can win on an election.

    You can win in an election.
    (Probably a parliamentary or presidential election.)

    You can win in a race.

    You can win on a race.
    (Probably 100 meters in Olympics.)

    What is the correct preposition is my question?

    Of course, you can say someone can win the election or someone can win the race.

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    Re: Win on or in

    Quote Originally Posted by Tina3 View Post
    Of course, you can say someone can win the election or someone can win the race.
    Stick with what you know to be correct.

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    Re: Win on or in

    The correct way to say both is not to use a preposition at all.

    Win a race.
    Win an election.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Win on or in

    However, similar sentences require in: Voter turnout will be critical in an election like this one.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Win on or in

    And the same goes for "race."
    He came third in the race.

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    #6

    Re: Win on or in

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    And the same goes for "race."
    He came third in the race.
    And this also works with an indefinite article:
    He won in a non-championship race.

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    #7

    Re: Win on or in

    Quote Originally Posted by juanitoh View Post
    And this also works with an indefinite article:
    I don't see how this is relevant here. The OP asked whether the given sentences work with "on" or "in."

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    #8

    Re: Win on or in

    Quote Originally Posted by juanitoh View Post
    And this also works with an indefinite article:
    He won in a non-championship race.
    He won a non-championship race. No preposition.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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