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    The election results have not come for the state of Michigan.

    The election results have not come for the state of Michigan.

    The election results of the state of Michigan have not come yet.

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: The election results have not come for the state of Michigan.

    "... have not come in yet."
    "The election results have not come in for Michigan yet."

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    Re: The election results have not come for the state of Michigan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "... have not come in yet."
    "The election results have not come in for Michigan yet."
    Is using "Of" here wrong?

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    Re: The election results have not come for the state of Michigan.

    I'll assume you're asking why I left "state of" out, since I can't find 'of' anywhere else.
    Anyone reading this sentence will know that Michigan is a state. It's unnecessary.

    If that's not what you meant, you'll need to ask again.

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    Re: The election results have not come for the state of Michigan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'll assume you're asking why I left "state of" out, since I can't find 'of' anywhere else.
    Anyone reading this sentence will know that Michigan is a state. It's unnecessary.

    If that's not what you meant, you'll need to ask again.
    "The election results of the state of Michigan" I am asking about this part.

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    Re: The election results have not come for the state of Michigan.

    'For' is much more common than 'of' in this case.

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    Re: The election results have not come for the state of Michigan.

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    "The election results of the state of Michigan" I am asking about this part.
    For is the correct preposition there.

    I don't see any problem with including the state of. Americans and Canadians know that Michigan is a state, but it's presumptuous to assume that others do, too.

    While watching a bit of their coverage of the 2012 election, I heard the BBC's lead correspondent call the state whose abbreviation is N.H. "North Hampshire". I was rather shocked. The state of New Hampshire plays an outsized role in choosing both parties' candidates, so it gets a lot of news coverage during the primaries. Nevertheless, many people aren't conversant with the names of all fifty of our states.
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    Re: The election results have not come for the state of Michigan.

    I'm surprised too- the lead correspondent for the BBC should, as a bare minimum, know the names of the states.

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    Re: The election results have not come for the state of Michigan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'm surprised too- the lead correspondent for the BBC should, as a bare minimum, know the names of the states.
    I would think he does. He might also know someone from the north of Hampshire and use the term a lot. Could that be a more likely reason for his error?

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    #10

    Re: The election results have not come for the state of Michigan.

    Everyone, even a lead correspondent, makes a mistake from time to time. Still, it was surprising to hear that one from someone who must have named New Hampshire hundreds of times over the previous year as the primary elections unfolded.
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