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    Which ball did he get out with in the cricket match?

    Tom: Which ball did he get out with in the cricket match?

    Tim: He got out with the eighteenth ball of the match.

    Tom: What ball did he get out on?

    Tim: He got out on a bouncer.

    Tom: What ball did they play the match with?

    Tim: They played with a leather ball.

    He got out the second ball of the match.

    He got out with the second ball of the match.

    Are my sentences correct? Please check my sentences.
    Last edited by tufguy; 10-Mar-2017 at 07:55.

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    #2

    Re: Which ball did he get out with in the cricket match?

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Tom: Which ball did he get out with in the cricket match?
    Tim: He got out with the eighteenth ball of the match.

    Tom: What ball did he get out on?
    Tim: He got out on a bouncer.

    Tom: What ball did they play the match with?
    Tim: They played with a leather ball.
    He got out with the second ball of the match.

    Are my sentences correct? Please check my sentences.
    They look okay to me. (Except for the next to last sentence, which I deleted.)

    Please note the changes. Let's see if others agree.

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    #3

    Re: Which ball did he get out with in the cricket match?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    They look okay to me. (Except for the next to last sentence, which I deleted.)

    Please note the changes. Let's see if others agree.
    But we say "He should have been out first ball or second ball of the ininngs".

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    #4

    Re: Which ball did he get out with in the cricket match?

    They are not OK.

    These are natural in the context of a cricket match:

    Which ball of the innings got him out?
    The second ball got him out/He got out to the second ball.
    What kind of delivery did he get out to?
    He got out to a bouncer.
    He should have been out first ball but the umpire made a bad decision.

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    #5

    Re: Which ball did he get out with in the cricket match?

    Don: Ron, do you know cricket?
    Ron: Not very well.
    Don: Then why did you answer tufguy's post?
    Ron: I wanted to demonstrate how dialogue should be formatted. As for the cricket, I figured one of the British members would know about that.
    Don: It looks like you were right.

    Tufguy, "It looks okay to me" does not express a strong opinion.

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    #6

    Re: Which ball did he get out with in the cricket match?

    Does anyone else think that which ball was he out with would work better?

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    #7

    Re: Which ball did he get out with in the cricket match?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Does anyone else think that which ball was he out with would work better?
    Yes. Or maybe Which ball was he out on?

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    #8

    Re: Which ball did he get out with in the cricket match?

    I would use "Which ball did he go out on?" and "He went out on the second ball of the over".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: Which ball did he get out with in the cricket match?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would use "Which ball did he go out on?" and "He went out on the second ball of the over".
    But you told me that we say "I got him out with the first ball of the match"(in some other thread). I mean "on", "to" and "with" can all three used?

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    Re: Which ball did he get out with in the cricket match?

    After I got him out, I would only use with, but I am not a cricket player or fan.

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