portion/section/part

bamboo--tw

Senior Member
ROC/Mandarin
Kate Allenby of Great Britain competes in the riding portion of the modern pentathlon in the 2004 Athens Olympics.


Hi,
Is portion in the above inerchangeable with part and section? Thanks.
 
  • wussta

    New Member
    UK, English
    In my opinion, to sound really idiomatically English,portionisthe only one of these 3 words that can be used correctly in this context. Explaining why is difficult! For me, part is too suggestive of time and section is too suggestive of space whereas what you are trying to express is more figurative. However you could still get away with using either 3 :)
     
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