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    Default welcome & welcoming

    This is an interesting question.

    It goes like this:

    1. Hosts are welcoming.
    2. Visitors are welcome.

    Am I right about welcome & welcoming?

    Thank you, and also I like this sentence below:

    The president Obama created an extraordinary personality cult around him before the general election in 2008.

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    Default Re: welcome & welcoming

    [QUOTE=panicmonger;686061]This is an interesting question.

    It goes like this:

    1. Hosts are welcoming.
    2. Visitors are welcome.

    Am I right about welcome & welcoming? Yes.

    Thank you, and also I like this sentence below:

    The president Obama created an extraordinary personality cult around him before the general election in 2008. What is your question about this sentence?[/QUOTE]
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    Default Re: welcome & welcoming

    I'd like the sentence better if it more accurately read

    The presidential candidate Obama created an extraordinary personality cult around him before the general election in 2008.
    Rover

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    Default Re: welcome & welcoming

    The presidential candidate Obama created an extraordinary personality cult around him before the general election in 2008.

    The presidential candidate Obama had created an extraordinary personality cult (around him) before the general election in 2008.


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    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    The presidential candidate Obama created an extraordinary personality cult around him before the general election in 2008.

    The presidential candidate Obama had created an extraordinary personality cult (around him) before the general election in 2008.
    Are they(past tense and past perfect tense) both correct?
    Thanks again.

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    /A learner/

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Are they(past tense and past perfect tense) both correct?
    Thanks again.
    I would use the past perfect aspect for I see "the general election in 2008" happened in the past even though the word happened is not written down the paper. (in 2008)
    And I think the preposition of time "before" asks for the past perfect in the sentence. "Before" refers to the deep past.

    Could the sentence be said the other way, I don't know.
    I would like to know it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Are they(past tense and past perfect tense) both correct?
    Thanks again.
    Yes, they are both correct. I think the version with the simple past is probably more likely in most situations.

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