LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||16/NOV/2013 12:31 PM|
Well, I'm not the right person to answer in this forum, but I've got good books that helps. Let's wait for the experts opinion.
Here some research I did about the theme:
when two teams or players have the same score we can say draw in British English or tie in American English.
Eg : What was the result of the Barcelona v Real Madrid game ? It was a draw. or the game ended in a tie. another option is to say " be two all / be four all, etc " Eg : It is two all at the moment. What was the final score? It was one all.
The final score was 4 all ( = both players had 4 points)
the verbs to beat or defeated are used to say that one team win. Eg. Brazil beat Italy in the final.
Red fox defeated the Yankees 6-3
We also use the verbs to win and to lose about games competitions. BTW, in British English we can use the word match for soccer game.
this is my two cents.
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