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    #1

    vote - continuation 3

    Hello.

    Mr A was elected by 164 votes.

    Do you understand the above sentence? What is your opinion?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 03-Apr-2017 at 23:41. Reason: Removed unnecessary line breaks

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    #2

    Re: vote - continuation 3

    It's incomplete. I could understand it to mean the winner received 164 votes in total, or that he received 164 more votes than his nearest opponent.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: vote - continuation 3

    It's not right.

    Mr A received 164 votes.
    Mr A won by 164 votes.

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    #4

    Re: vote - continuation 3

    Mr A was elected with 164 votes.

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