Race + what?

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Dawood Usmani

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Hi teachers!
How do you use the verb "race" in a sentence? Does it take a preposition before the person or object? If yes, which preposition?
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Dawood Usmani

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Hi teachers!
How do you use the verb "race" in a sentence? Does it take a preposition before the person or object? If yes, which preposition?
Regards!
Dawood
Dear Moderators, isn't it surprising that you people are still silent about a common word? I'm still waiting for the answer.
Regards!
Dawood
 

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Dear Moderators, isn't it surprising that you people are still silent about a common word? I'm still waiting for the answer.
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Dawood

As you well know, Dawood, we always get there in the end. It's a race for time at this end.

How about you give us a sample sentence showing what you are suggesting?
 

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You won't get the answer faster by being unfriendly...
Thanks for your care but I've been in this forum longer than you and people out here very well know how friendly I am. The way I talked above is sometimes the way to attract immediate attention of others, at least in my locality. Well, I've always been friendly and respectful because I know that teachers are the most important members of our community as teachers build the nation. I hope this clears the misconception you by mistake developed about myself.
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Dawood Usmani

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As you well know, Dawood, we always get there in the end. It's a race for time at this end.

How about you give us a sample sentence showing what you are suggesting?
Which of the three highlighted expressions is correct?
'My legs may be shorter than yours but I can race you any day.'
'My legs may be shorter than yours but I can race with you any day.'
'My legs may be shorter than yours but I can race against you any day.'
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Dawood
 
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All three, in the right context, are correct.

The most commonly used are #1 and #3; #2 would say that you are racing together, not against each other.
 
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