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    Default Olympics, held

    We were told to say these phrases:

    the meeting held yesterday
    the meeting being held now
    the meeting to be held tomorrow

    But in Oxford 7 edtion (2005):
    Olympic:
    the Beijing Olympics, held in 2008

    I was surprised to read this phrase, because we were supposed to say '
    the Beijing Olympics, to be held in 2008'.

    Then according to Oxford 7, we can say 'the meeting held now/tomorrow'?

    Could I ask native English teachers to help me please? Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by joham; 12-Jun-2008 at 13:04. Reason: words left out

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    Default Re: Olympics, held

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    We were told to say:

    the meeting held yesterday
    the meeting being held now
    the meeting to be held tomorrow

    But in Oxford 7 edtion (2005):
    Olympic:
    the Beijing Olympics, held in 2008

    I was surprised to read this phrase, because we were supposed to say '
    the Beijing Olympics, to be held in 2008'.

    Then according to Oxford 7, we can say 'the meeting held now/tomorrow'?

    Could I ask native English teachers to help me please? Thank you in advance.
    These sentences appear to be headlines.
    ...meeting was held yesterday.
    ...meeting is being held now.
    ...meeting is to be tomorrow.

    Regards,
    rj1948.

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