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    is rumoured to be playing

    Is this sentence correct:

    1-He is rumoured to be playing in a film about Ernest Hemingway which will go into production in six months.


    He is not playing in the film now but rumor has it that he will play in it when production starts.

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    Re: is rumoured to be playing

    How could he possibly be playing in a film now when it hasn't even gone into production yet?

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    Re: is rumoured to be playing

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Is this sentence correct:

    1-He is rumoured to be playing in a film about Ernest Hemingway which will go into production in six months.


    He is not playing in the film now but rumor has it that he will play in it when production starts.

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    Navi.
    It just means that there is a film about Ernest Hemingway which will start production in six months and, at the present time, there is a rumour that "he" (whoever he is) is going to be in the film. It doesn't say if he will star in it. It is of course also possible that the rumours are wrong and someone completely different will be in the film.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 28-Mar-2012 at 21:36. Reason: Missing word

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    Re: is rumoured to be playing

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It just means that there is a film about Ernest Hemingway which will start production in six months and, at the present time, there is a rumour that "he" (whoever he is) is going to be in the film. It doesn't say if he will star in it. It is of course also possible that the rumours are wrong and someone completely will be in the film.
    I agree that that is what it means.

    (Further, I'd argue that as nobody is playing anybody yet, the rumour's shoddily worded - as rumours so often are. ;))

    b

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