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    take part

    A badminton competition was held in John's school. He decided to take part.

    Is the second sentence acceptable?

    Many thanks.


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    Re: take part

    Not in this context, in my humble opinion.

    The adverbial complement is part of the nucleus of the sentence, thus can not be removed.
    He decided to take part in it.

    However,
    There were apples going spare. I decided to take part (=take my share).

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    Lightbulb Re: take part

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    A badminton competition was held in John's school. He decided to take part.

    Is the second sentence acceptable?

    Many thanks.
    There's nothing wrong with the sentence, svartnik.
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/defi...5199&dict=CALD
    Last edited by engee30; 18-May-2009 at 10:36. Reason: link provided


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    Re: take part

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    A badminton competition was held in John's school. He decided to take part.

    Is the second sentence acceptable?

    Many thanks.
    Yes - and frequently used.

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    Re: take part

    Thanks to all of you for having replied to my query.


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    Re: take part


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    Smile Re: take part

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/defi...5199&dict=CALD
    I'll have to check her eligibility to take part.


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    #8

    Question Re: take part

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    Thanks, Svartnik.

    I too was surprised that the link provided nothing related to the topic.

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    Re: take part

    Thanks, Engee, for the clarification.

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    Re: take part

    It is perfectly correct.

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