In a quandary

Bassim

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I have tried to use "in a quandary " in my sentence. Would you please correct my mistakes?

With so many injured players, the manager was in a quandary about who was going to be in the starting line-up for the evening game.
 

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I mean they were going to play in the evening.
 

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Try: "... for the game that evening". As it is, the reader might think there is a morning game and an evening game.
 

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If we're talking about football (soccer), in the UK, "the evening game" would be OK. It would be used to make it clear that the game in question was an evening kickoff rather than the standard 3pm kickoff.

Mind you, with the influence of TV broadcasts these days, the "standard" kickoff time is becoming rarer and rarer. When I was a child, football matches took place on only two days a week - Saturdays at 3pm and Tuesday evenings at 7.45pm. Now, matches seem to be played on any day of the week and kick-off can be from 11am to 8.30pm. Sky Sports seem to be able to have matches played whenever they say so!
 
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