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    on (the) occasion of?

    I know it is possible to say "on occasion of" but I am wondering if it is also possible to say "on the occasion of "

    For instance: he performed in concert on (the) occasion of the Olympics in Seoul

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    Re: on (the) occasion of?

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    I know it is possible to say "on occasion of" but I am wondering if it is also possible to say "on the occasion of "

    For instance: he performed in concert on (the) occasion of the Olympics in Seoul

    Thanks
    He performed in a concert on the/- occasion of the Olympics in Seoul.


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    Re: on (the) occasion of?

    so, with or without 'the', it is the same?
    and, another doubt: is it also fine, instead od saying "he performed in a concert" to say "he held a concert"?
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    Re: on (the) occasion of?

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    so, with or without 'the', it is the same?
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    To me, yes.


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    Re: on (the) occasion of?

    sorry, I changed the post , adding another question, while you were posting your reply


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    Re: on (the) occasion of?

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    sorry, I changed the post , adding another question, while you were posting your reply
    hold, play, put on, perform a concert

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    #7

    Re: on (the) occasion of?

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    I know it is possible to say "on occasion of" but I am wondering if it is also possible to say "on the occasion of "

    For instance: he performed in concert on (the) occasion of the Olympics in Seoul

    Thanks
    IMO "on occasion" and "on the occasion" differ in meaning. The former means "sometimes" therefore the latter would work in your sentence.

    She performed at the concert on the occasion of the Seoul Olympics.
    She performed at the opening/closing ceremony of the Seoul Olympics.
    She performed on occasion at the opening/closing ceremonies of Olympics - including Los Angeles, Seoul and Barcelona.

    However, I'm not sure about my examples.
    Last edited by retro; 03-Jun-2007 at 12:56.

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