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    The problem is making money. 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.

    The above sentence is from a reading passage. But I cannot understand why "ing" form is used in the underlined parts "expecting" and "doing".

    1.What is the subject of "expecting"? Is it "Beijing" or "most people"?

    2.Shouldn't we write "expect a few more to do the same job"?

    Thanks!

    Jason
    Last edited by jasonlulu_2000; 15-Jul-2013 at 14:23.

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    Re: expecting

    As written, it makes no sense to me. Also, "the same job" should refer to a job previously mentioned, but none has been cited. Is this a translation into English from another language?

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    Re: expecting

    It doesn't make sense. Perhaps it is trying to say something like:
    Beijing now offers some of the cheapest ski training classes in the world. But, as most people are rather new to the sport, it is reasonable to expect that the business will grow further.
    But it doesn't say that.

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