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    Default World cup 2010

    are there mistakes here.

    Up to day, I have prepared myself how to watch the world cup 2010 online not replay on internet and TV. So, I will watch 25 games on the TV, while the rest on the internet.

    In the Middle East and Arab countries in Africa, the way of watching the world cup 2010 is so difficult. The only way that is available to everyone is to participate officially, which costs these days 175$ for the world cup only. So, most of us get hard to watch legally.

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    Default Re: World cup 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by atchan View Post
    are there mistakes here.

    Up to day (?? Today? Recently? In the days leading up to today??), I have prepared myself been working out how to watch the World Cup 2010 online, not replays on the internet and or TV. So, I will watch 25 games live on the TV, while and the rest on the internet.

    In the Middle East and in Arab countries in Africa, the way of watching the world cup 2010 is so difficult it's going to be very difficult to watch the World Cup 2010. The only way that is available to everyone is to participate (to actually participate in the World Cup as a footballer?!) officially, which these days costs these days $175$ just for the World Cup only. So, most of us get will find it hard to watch it legally.
    See above. Some amendments are clear. My queries are marked in blue, especially the one about the official participation. Do you mean that it costs $175 to sign up to the official television broadcast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above. Some amendments are clear. My queries are marked in blue, especially the one about the official participation. Do you mean that it costs $175 to sign up to the official television broadcast?
    Yes, I do.
    what is the rules of making a sentence?
    Last edited by Atchan; 05-Jun-2010 at 04:03.

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    Default Re: World cup 2010

    The basic rule is that a sentence must contain a main verb, so the shortest possible sentence would be an imperative, which doesn't require a subject:

    Go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klex View Post
    Isn't "2010 World Cup" correct?
    Is it not correct in what way? It can be referred to as the "2010 World Cup" or the "World Cup 2010". It doesn't really matter.

    Why do you think it's not correct?

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    Default Re: World cup 2010

    Thank you guys

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    Default Re: World cup 2010

    Small question:

    The world cup will take someone.
    The world cup will be taken by someone.
    (The winner gets the world cup.)

    Am I right?

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: World cup 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Small question:

    The world cup will take someone.
    The world cup will be taken by someone.
    (The winner gets the world cup.)

    Am I right?

    Cheers!
    The World Cup will be won by a team!
    The World Cup will be won by one of the many teams taking part in it.

    We wouldn't use "someone" because that suggests one person and in a football tournament, it's won by a whole team representing an entire country.

    If you say the World Cup will be taken by someone, it sounds like you mean someone is actually going to steal the trophy!

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    Default Re: World cup 2010

    Thanks!

    I agree that your versions are better than mine, but my version is a direct reply to someone who thinks he knows everything
    That's why I would like not to change it too much.
    So I can go with:
    The world cup will be taken by a team.
    ("Some team" sounds strange...)

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: World cup 2010

    Well, you can say the World Cup will be taken by some team, but it would be better in my humble opinion to say that the World Cup will be won by some team or that some team will win the World Cup.


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