The word "win"

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  • Matching Mole

    Senior Member
    England, English
    Again, none of these are correct. You cannot win in relation to another person, you can only win a race or a prize (or similar). The verb to use in relation to another person is "beat".

    1) I beat you.
    2) I beat you.
    3) I beat you in the race.

    To use "won" in this context you need to say something like: "I won the race".
     

    Thomas Tompion

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Which would you use?

    1) "I win you."

    2) "I win over you."

    3) "I win the race on you."

    Thanks.
    I'm afraid I'd use none of these Nick.


    1. I beat you 2. I beat you 3. I beat you in the race.

    is how what I understand you to be saying is most naturally phrased, to my ear.

    P.S. I see that the Mole, who is extremely reliable, agrees with me.
     

    NickJunior

    Senior Member
    Khmer
    Thank you so much, MM and TT. Your explanations have cleared up my long-timed confusion once and for all. Now I can correct the people around me who always say, "I win you."
     
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