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    Awards.....

    Hi, could you please help me with this doub I have?

    Which one is correct (assuming that at least one is correct……maybe I’ll find out neither of the two is!)

    • He receives the “premio estate” award for the best interpreter
    • He received the Best interpreter “premio estate” award

    My greatest doubt is “to receive an award for the best interpreter”…..the point is: is somebody is chosen to be the winner of an award because he/she is considered to be the best interpreter (so the award goes to him/her) he/she receives an award for the best interpreter?

    Have a nice day

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    Re: Awards.....

    [1] He received the "Premio Estate" award for, this category, Best Interpreter.
    => The underlined portion is a category, which is why it is capitalized.


    [2] He received the "Premio Estate" award for (being) the best interpreter.
    => The underlined portion isn't a category, which is why it is not capitalized.


    [3] He received the Best Interpreter Premio Estate award.



    => The underlined portion functions as an adjective, telling is what kind of Premio Estate award.
    Note that, the determiner the modifies the noun award (and not the adjective phrase Best Interpreter). Everything between the and award functions adjectivally.
    [4] S/he receives an award for (being) the best interpreter.
    => being is implied.


    All the best.
    Last edited by Casiopea; 14-May-2007 at 11:24. Reason: Changed [1] for (being) Best Interpreter to [1] for, this category, Best Interpreter


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    Re: Awards.....

    THANKS A LOT for your correction and your clear, simple and easy (even for me) explanation. You know what? I am really enjoining learning in this way!


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    #4

    Re: Awards.....

    learning in this way!
    learning this way!


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    #5

    Re: Awards.....

    ....do you still think I am not a disaster ?


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    Re: Awards.....

    ZIP IT!!!
    NO YOU ARE NOT A DISASTER! You are learning!!!


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    #7

    Re: Awards.....

    so I am a disastrous learner

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    Re: Awards.....

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    THANKS A LOT for your correction and your clear, simple and easy (even for me) explanation. You know what? I am really enjoining learning in this way!
    You're most welcome, and please see the correction I made in [1].


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    #9

    Re: Awards.....

    correction seen. Thanks.....


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    Re: Awards.....

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    so I am a disastrous learner
    You have to stop! That's not going to do you good....

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