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Is "this season" necessary?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mr. X, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Mr. X

    Mr. X Member

    I'm writing an advance and want to know if the phrase "this season" is necessary as in "10 games this season."

    Is it understood that this season is what is being discussed, or should it be explained?
     
  2. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Context is everything, so not having read your story, I can't answer that.

    Just please don't use the announcer phrase "on the season." :)
     
  3. Babs

    Babs Member

    In general, no, it's not needed if you are using the present tense.

    But if you are comparing last season and this season, then you probably need it for clarity.
     
  4. Babs

    Babs Member

    Note: The use of "this season" during the offseason is confusing, as it could refer to the one just finished or the one coming up. Use other phrasing during the offseason.
     
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