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  1. zaffy

    zaffy Contributing Member

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    a contribution - in contribution

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by zaffy, Apr 28, 2010.

    ... in contribution ...

    Can I use in?
     
  2. Jemnisimi

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    One of 'ins' many uses is to indicate a purpose.

    Contributing is a purpose.

    So yes, believe so.
     
  3. zaffy

    zaffy Contributing Member

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    Thank you for your quick response.
     
  4. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    would help if you'd give us the whole sentence...
     
  5. zaffy

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    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.
     
  6. thewordsmith

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    Works for me.
     
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    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.
     
  8. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    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
     

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