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In my company they say that a company got a SPECIAL MENTIONING or a SPECIAL MENTION in some professional contest .... Should it not be a SPECIAL DISTINCTION instead?
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Isabela SzymańskaIn my company they say that a company got a SPECIAL MENTIONING or a SPECIAL MENTION in some professional contest
'Special Mention' is standard; 'Special Mentioning' is odd English.
Isabela SzymańskaShould it not be a SPECIAL DISTINCTION instead?
It could be, I suppose, but it is unnecessary.
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"Special mention" ("Honorable mention" in the US) means that they did not win first, second or third prize, but their entry to the contest was good enough to deserve some credit.
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Thank you . To me "mention" sounded odd ad well as a noun and therefore, suggested distinction;) Next time I will ask the question here, on EnglishForward.com Emotion: smile Thank you for your welcome.
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