dominate older skaters

Status
Not open for further replies.

keannu

VIP Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2010
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Korean
Home Country
South Korea
Current Location
South Korea
1. Why do I only remember "dominate over something"? Once I said "when Japan dominated Korea", which was corrected by a native speaker "dominated over", and it became a streotype for "dominate". But I found "dominate" in a dictionary, and it says only "dominate", so what do you think is the difference between "dominate" and "dominate over"?
2. I have never seen "post" go with "score". Is it common?

10)Kim Yuna: the Best is Yet to Come. She immediately began to dominate older skaters, eventually becoming the youngest female to win the Korean senior national championship at the age of 12. The teen captured the world's attention by winning a series of international competitions, including the 2007 World Championship in Japan, where she posted the highest score ever earned....
 

Rover_KE

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jun 20, 2010
Member Type
Retired English Teacher
Native Language
English
Home Country
England
Current Location
England
1. 'Dominate' is a transitive verb taking a direct object, meaning 'to impose one's will or superiority over', so an extra 'over' is redundant.

2. Sports writers commonly use the expression 'post a score'.

(I have moved your complaint to the Support Area.)

Rover

 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top