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Hello everyone!
It’s good to see you, again. I have a question regarding a sentence that I might use. Simply is it grammatically correct?
" I did not win first place, but at least I had been nominated- /to"
" I did not win first place, but at least I was nominated-/to"

In my opinion, the 1st ex is correct because I am talking about a 2nd earlier time. However, what do you think about my statement?
Secondly is the usage of “to” proper at the end of the sentence?

Hi Predator,

You don’t need ‘to’ at the end.

Both sentences are grammatically correct but you don’t need ‘had been’ here (except possibly in unusual circumstances), so the second example is more prevalent than the first in current usage.

I think the second sentence is correct because he talks about event happened

So can you tell me when I do need to put “to” at the end of a sentence?

When you are adding another phrase:

I was nominated to win.
I was nominated.

I was nominated for an award.
I was nominated.

That’s nice. Thank you ! Take care.

Both are correct…though slightly vary in meaning.

The first one indicates that “I” was nominated before the announcement of “not win first place” takes place, whereas in the second one the nomination could take place both before or after the announcement.

In my opinion, the first one more clearly states the time frame, though the second one is more commonly used nowadays.

Hello, W,

Please can you confirm which sentences you are talking about? I presume you have gone back to message #1. Is that right?

Oops, sorry about the confusion. I was referring to message # 1.