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    draw vs even

    I came across this sentence in a text-book

    "It was a draw. Both teams scored two goals. They were even. "

    Do you think using "even" like this is OK? It sounds like when we use 'even' we don't talk about the score but the fact that the two teams were of equal standards.
    I looked it up and I thought a more proper use would be something like "The score was even" or "They drew 2-2" or just "The match ended in a two-all draw ?

    When you put up three sentences one after another like the author did, doesn't it sound like some sort of tautology?

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    Re: draw vs even

    What aspect of language or grammar was being exemplified by those sentences in the textbook?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 13-Oct-2016 at 19:37.

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    Re: draw vs even

    The OP has asked the same question here.

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