Which word is correct?

He used the money he had (won / gotten / been awarded) at the contest to build the bust of himself.


2 Answers

  • won

    been awarded is about a prize rather than about money, even if there’s money attached to it

  • Either “won” and “been awarded” would work.  “Gotten” could have other meanings, like he earned money holding the competition, or obtained money in some way other than winning it. 

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