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    Wil Ram be fly back today

    Will Ram be fly back to Delhi today?

    Will Ram be returned today to Delhi?

    When will Ram return to Delhi? Is it today?

    Are all the above sentences correct and do they convey the same meaning?

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    #2

    Re: Wil Ram be fly back today

    Only the third is correct.

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    Re: Wil Ram be fly back today

    I think the first would be correct if 'be' was omitted, but I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Wil Ram be fly back today

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Will Ram be fly back to Delhi today?
    Will Ram fly back to Delhi today?
    Will Ram be flying back to Delhi today?


    Will Ram be returned today to Delhi?
    Can you write this in two ways, as shown above?

    When will Ram return to Delhi? Is it today?

    Are all the above sentences correct and do they convey the same meaning?
    Flying is one way he could be returning. So they can't mean the same thing.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 11-Jun-2015 at 15:54.
    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: Wil Ram be fly back today

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Flying is one way he could be returning. So they can't mean the same thing.
    Barb_D
    What kind of tense is underlined in red above?

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    Re: Wil Ram be fly back today

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Will Ram be returned today to Delhi?
    I am not a teacher.


    This only makes sense if he is being sent back to Delhi by someone else, perhaps after a period of captivity. It isn't the same as the others which involve some volition on Ram's part.

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    Re: Wil Ram be fly back today

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.


    This only makes sense if he is being sent back to Delhi by someone else, perhaps after a period of captivity. It isn't the same as the others which involve some volition on Ram's part.
    It means sentence is okay but it convey different meaning.

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    Re: Wil Ram be fly back today

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Will Ram be returned today to Delhi?
    I think it could be correct if Ram was extradited to Delhi, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Wil Ram be fly back today

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Flying is one way he could be returning.
    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    What kind of tense is underlined in red above?
    Modal verb + continuous form. See https://www.youtube.com/embed/P1TEW_rj0nQ

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    Re: Wil Ram be fly back today

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think it could be correct if Ram was extradited to Delhi, but I am not a teacher.
    Extradition happens only between two countries but not within the same country.
    Returned is sent against one's will.
    I am not a teacher.

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