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    expecting a few more doing the same job

    Starting ski resorts requires quite a lot of money: hiring land from the local government, preparing the hills, buying snow machines, making sure there are enough water and electricity to run them, and buying ski equipment for hiring out to customers. The ski resort where Mr.Wei works cost nearly $4m to set up .And, as so often in China when someone comes up with a good idea, many others rush in and price wars break out. Beijing now offers some of the cheapest ski training classes in the world, though with most people rather new to the sport, expecting a few more doing the same job.

    I feel a little bit puzzled over the grammatical structure of the underlined sentence.

    As for "though with most people rather new to the sport", does it equal " though most people are rather new to the sport"?

    "expecting a few more doing the same job", could I write " expecting a few more classes to do the same job" instead?

    Thank you for your help!

    Jason

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    Re: expecting a few more doing the same job

    I'm glad to read that. I didn't think it was clear either.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: expecting a few more doing the same job

    No clue here, either.
    Last edited by SoothingDave; 10-Jul-2012 at 13:32.

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    #4

    Re: expecting a few more doing the same job

    "making sure there are enough water and electricity to run them" There is a problem here as well.

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