Why, at the end of a game, are you advised "You placed --- out of ---." ?
Surely it would be better to be advised "You were placed --- out of ---."
Or, perhaps, "You are placed --- out of --- "
Free online grammar check says current configuration acceptable.
"Placed" is an acceptable verb.
What on earth is this all about!We'll have recitations of Shakespeare next.
To be or not to be, that is the question.......
A whole lotta nitpickin' going on...
Relax-it's all just a game.
Hi @dougcurson, I don’t think the Queen’s English has to be rigidly adhered to on a site created by magnificent ‘mericans
...but, good try
THANKS for sensible responses to dugcurson's comment as he is the one who seems out of sync...
I think you'll find that, in this instance, at least, British English and American English are not different one from the other. The word "place", when used as a verb, has both transitive and intransitive meanings. Using the passive voice with the transitive sense implies that someone, known or unknown, did the placing, e.g. The flowers were placed on the tables (by the hotel staff). That is not the case here; the player took a shot at the game and, as a result, obtained a particular result. The intransitive sense of the verb applies here, and the syntax employed by Green Felt is correct.
just send me to the principal's office
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I'm Welsh so I wouldn't know.Have a good day all.
OldDude, I think I'm in love
I can't argue with @OldDudeInKyotoFu ...
I'm not quite sure what he said.
I'm 75 yrs old - I quit worrying about this sort stuff a long time ago. Now I just want a good bm.
Here's hoping all your problems are behind you.
all's well that ends well !