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In the context of a game, would the following phrase sound natural in a notification?

"You drew against your friend. None of you earned bonus points."

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In the context of an e-learning game, where a friend can challenge another, the one who gets more points answering wins the challenge. If they draw, neither of them gets the bonus points. Would the following phrase sound natural in a notification?

"You drew against your friend. None of you earned bonus points."

  • I assume the context is you drew [your weapon] against a friend (having momentarily mistaken him for "the enemy" in a shoot 'em up game). Since there are only two players involved, it should be [Therefore/so] neither of you earned [any] bonus points. – FumbleFingers Jun 5 '17 at 14:17
  • @FumbleFingers I assume this is at the end of the game - neither player won or lost, it was a draw. I agree that, if there are only 2 players, "neither" is better than "none". – SteveES Jun 5 '17 at 14:20
  • @SteveES: I don't know much about such games, but it's not obvious to me why the friend should be denied bonus points just because someone [the other player?] mistook him for a foe. Perhaps good players are supposed to avoid putting themselves into situations where this type of identification error might happen. – FumbleFingers Jun 5 '17 at 14:24
  • @FumbleFingers I was assuming a 1v1 game, e.g. chess, where you are playing against a "friend", e.g. on a social media platform. If this is not the case, then the phrase would seem odd to me, it probably should be "opponent" rather than "friend". – SteveES Jun 5 '17 at 14:32
  • @SteveES is correct, it means it was a draw...and there are only two players – Mr. Mister Jun 5 '17 at 14:34
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Assuming you are talking about a match, combat or fight that ended in a draw, I'd suggest this:

The match/fight/combat against your friend ended in a draw. Neither of you earned bonus points

The one you suggested is confusing, because reading it you can either understand that a player drew a weapon against a friend, or that there was a combat/match/whatever that ended in a draw.

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There is nothing specifically wrong with it and sure, such a statement can fit withing the context of a game.

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