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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.
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:
Thank you guys
The world cup will take someone.
The world cup will be taken by someone.
(The winner gets the world cup.)
Am I right?
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!
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...)
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.