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"The jury has nominated us a finalist for the XYZ Award."

 

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"The jury has nominated us as a finalist for the XYZ Award."

 

Which sentence is correct or better formulated? The one with "as" or the one without? And why?

 

Thank you very, very much!!!

asked Jun 27 '13 at 07:16 Kendra New member

I think I did actually answer the question but will be delighted to explain anything you don't understand. However, as your reply was a duplication of the essential part of mine, I trust that won't be necessary. Incidentally, my name is spelt the orthodox way.

Michael CranfieldJun 27 '13 at 16:27

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I don't think Micheal actually answered your question, though he gave some great insight. 

 

In this sentence, use "as."

link answered Jun 27 '13 at 13:04 Kimberly Expert

Dear Kimberly,

Thank you very much! Would you be able to back it up with a reason? I totally agree with you and actually recommended to someone to use the sentence with the "as", but they believe their version is the better one. Since I am not a linguist, I don't know how to back up what feels intutively right to me, with a solid argument.

I'd be eternally grateful - thank you!

KendraJun 27 '13 at 16:25

I think I did actually answer the question but will be delighted to explain anything you don't understand. However, as your reply, Kimberly, was a duplication of the essential part of mine, I trust that won't be necessary. Incidentally, my name is spelt the orthodox way.

Michael CranfieldJun 27 '13 at 17:45

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"Nominated as" followed by noun, as in your example,  but  just "nominated" followed by a verb, for example "....to succeed as President".

link comment answered Jun 27 '13 at 09:03 Michael Cranfield Expert

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