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    There will as many people as (there) will come

    Hello again!

    Suppose my wife and I are going to throw a wedding party. We are going to invite, for example, 100 people. A close friend of ours is being curious and would like to know how many people will appear. Instead of telling him that 100 people are expected to come, I would like to express it differently by saying: There will as many people as (there) will come.

    Which version is better?

    There will as many people as there will come.

    or

    There will as many people as will come.

    Maybe neither of them is good and I am in the wrong.

    Thank you.

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    Re: There will as many people as (there) will come

    Unfortunately and, as you suspected, neither of them is any good and you are in the wrong.

    However many people come will come.
    There will be as many people as turn up.

    Those are possible ways of rather sarcastically not answering your friend's question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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