Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by zaffy, Apr 28, 2010.
... in contribution ...
Can I use in?
One of 'ins' many uses is to indicate a purpose.
Contributing is a purpose.
So yes, believe so.
Thank you for your quick response.
would help if you'd give us the whole sentence...
So there you have it, a new slice of avant-garde bike history in contribution to the vast quantity of literature regarding this special little lane.
Works for me.
I'd rewrite that sentence. Oh, and it would make more sense with a verb:
So there you have it, a new slice of avant-garde bike history written as a contribution toward the vast quantity of literature regarding this special little lane.
sounds too pretentious to me... and an awkward read... 'contributing' would work much better, imo...
hewing to the 'less is more' axiom, and dumping the redundant 'new/avant-garde' bit, simpler still would be better yet... here's just one way it could be more reader-friendly:
hope it helps... hugs, m
Separate names with a comma.