Is this sentence correct?


The dominant candidate conceded his defeat after the final result of election had revealed. Is the word ''concede'' being used correctly in this sentence? or Should I revise it as the below example?


''The dominant candidate conceded after the result had shown on the screen. 


Thanks in advance!

asked Aug 14 '13 at 04:05 ducdang123 Contributor

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'Dominant' means  the most powerful or the one who comes out on top. I would change this to 'favored', which would mean in this context the one who is expected to win.

Passive voice would be better here because the results don't show themselves. Someone shows them. I would make 'results' plural.


The favored candidate conceded after the results were shown on the screen.

link comment answered Aug 14 '13 at 13:58 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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