posted by John .
1. Korea lost at the soccer game by 1:2.
2. Korea lost in the scooer game by 1:2.
(Which preposition do we have to use? Are both right?)
English - Ms. Sue, Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 9:46pm
We usually don't use any preposition. We say: Korea lost the soccer game by 1 to 2.
What about the following?
1. Korea was defeated at the soccer game by Japan by 1:2.
2. Korea ws defeated in the soccer game by Japan by 1:2.
(Which preposition should be used? Are both OK here?)
Both are correct.
We might also say,
Korea was defeated by the Japanese soccer team by a score of 1 to 2.