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    We are not the only team coming ... vs We are not the only team to come

    Hello everybody!

    The full sentences are:

    We are not the only team coming over here.

    We are not the only team to come.

    The meaning:

    We are not the only team coming over here. =? We are not the only team which/that is coming over here. (at the moment or usually).

    We are not the only team to come. = We are not the only team which/that comes over here (usually).

    Am I right? Is there any difference between the sentences?

    Thank you.

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    Re: We are not the only team coming ... vs We are not the only team to come

    Can you give me some context? What are you supposed to be doing, for example?


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    Re: We are not the only team coming ... vs We are not the only team to come

    I heard this sentence on Deutsche Welle in English. The speaker was speaking about a 26th floor in a certain building in New York. This storey is entirely dedicated to Bayern Monachium football team. Then the sentence in question follows.

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    Re: We are not the only team coming ... vs We are not the only team to come

    Okay, now I get it (I think). "We are not the only team coming over here" means that they share the space with somebody else (another group of people). They use the space on a regular basis, but they share the space with somebody else (not necessarily at the same time).





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    Re: We are not the only team coming ... vs We are not the only team to come

    What about the sentence "We are not the only team to come over here"?

    Does it have the same meaning as "We are not the only team coming over here"?

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    Re: We are not the only team coming ... vs We are not the only team to come

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    What about the sentence "We are not the only team to come over here"?

    Does it have the same meaning as "We are not the only team coming over here"?
    I think so. It could refer to general circumstances or to a specific instance. "We are not the only team coming" could mean to expect somebody in addition to us. In fact, it probably does mean that. (I don't know offhand what else it could mean.)


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