I am determined and train to win.

Sarah-Betty

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Is this sentence correct?

Every time I take part in a competition, I am determined and train to win.

Is the use of "my or me" necessary here?

My parents were proud of me for just (my/me) trying, and I was proud of myself for being persistent in pursuing my goal.
 

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Every time I take part in a competition, I am determined to win and train for it.
My parents were proud of my mere attempt, and I was proud of my persistence in pursuit of my goal.
 

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In your second sentence, my/me is not necessary. The first sentence is OK, but the training does take place before the competition.
 

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I think the speaker takes part in the competition as soon as s/he enters it. Then the training starts.
 

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Then use 'enter' instead of 'take part in' in the OP's sentence.
 

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I'd change the order of "win" and "train" in Matthew's suggestion. You train for it first and then, hopefully, win it.

Every time I enter a competition, I am determined to train for it and win.
 
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