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    to compete against each other for the bid

    Hello all users!


    Suppose a ship is to be built and two shipyards have been chosen to compete against each other for the bid to build the ship. I would like to ask you about the following sentence.


    A total of two subjects, namely, Shipyard X and Shipyard PUMA will be competing against each other for the bid.


    What is your opinion?



    Thank you.

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    Re: to compete against each other for the bid

    You don't need "A total of" and "two subjects" is wrong. You can shorten the end to "will be bidding [against each other] [for the contract]".

    Two companies/shipyards, Shipyard X and Shipyard PUMA, will be bidding for the contract.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to compete against each other for the bid

    They are not competing for the bid. Their bids are the mechanism by which they are competing for the contract to build the ship.

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