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    ahmedhomos2010 is offline Newbie
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    what is the reason?.

    The newcomers (Will show -or- Will be shown) the new building.

    what is the best choice?
    and what are the newcomers?

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    Re: what is the reason?.

    Ahmed, your thread titles must mention the word or phrase you are asking about. 'The newcomers' would have been good for this question.

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedhomos2010 View Post
    The newcomers will show -or- will be shown the new building.

    What is the best choice? '...will be shown'.

    And what are the newcomers?
    Any dictionary will define 'newcomers' for you. Click here to explore a free online dictionary search site.

    Rover

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    Re: what is the reason?.

    thanks. i know the definition 'newcomers' but what is the best choice?

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    Re: what is the reason?.

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedhomos2010 View Post
    The newcomers (Will show -or- Will be shown) the new building.

    what is the best choice?
    and what are the newcomers?
    There is no best choice. They have different meanings. The newcomers will show the new building means that the newcomers will be the people who let others see the building. The newcomers will be shown the building means that the newcomers will see the building.

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    Re: what is the reason?.

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedhomos2010 View Post
    Thanks. I know the definition of 'newcomers' but what is the best choice?
    Always capitalise the first word of a sentence and the pronoun 'I'.

    Can you see where I have written in red '...will be shown'?

    That's the best choice.

    (EDIT - @Gillnetter. You're right, of course, but I was trying not to confuse the dude and gave him what I thought was the more likely choice.)

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Apr-2013 at 22:59.

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    Re: what is the reason?.

    Why ?'...will be shown'

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    Re: what is the reason?.

    Jim and Jennifer are the newcomers.

    I will show Jim and Jennifer the building. The newcomers will be shown the building.
    Jim and Jennifer will show me the building. The newcomers will show the building (to me).
    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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    Re: what is the reason?.

    Thanks a lot

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