do/make a competition

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funnydolly

Member
italian
Hi there!
Which of these is correct: do/make a competition? ( I mean, to take part in a sports competition)

Please, correct any mistakes
thanks a lot
 
  • Rational_gaze

    Senior Member
    British English
    If you're 'making' a competition, then you're probably the organiser.

    To 'do' a competition would be a very informal way of saying that you're 'entering a competition', or 'participating in a competition', or 'taking part (as you mentioned) in a competition'.
     

    funnydolly

    Member
    italian
    So, I could say, tomorrow i'm competing... butwhat happens if I want to specify the sport? can I go on with ...for athletics, for example?
     

    sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    One normally competes in a sport, e.g. "I compete in air-pistol shooting," but one competes for a prize, e.g. "i'm coming for a gold medal."

    And, "We compete against other teams in shooting for the gold medal," for example.
     
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