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    I am excited I will play - is this really that weird sentence?


    Dear teachers :)

    I am being teached by teacher - non native speaker. Her boyfriend comes from an English-speaking country. The problem is that she asked him whether the following sentences are correct:




    1. I am excited to play against Federer tomorrow/next week.
    2. I am excited I'll play against Federer tomorrow/next week.
    3. I am excited I am going to play against Federer tomorrow/next week.
    4. I am excited I'll be playing against Federer tomorrow/next week.


    3, 4 are correct in his opinion. However numbers 1 and 2 aren't. Sentence number two is "weird". What is that weird on the sentence number two? Would you use it? If not, why?

    Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: I am excited I will play - is this really that weird sentence?

    Number 1 works fine. Number 2 can also work, given a proper context.

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    Re: I am excited I will play - is this really that weird sentence?

    Would you be so kind and show me a context where it could possibly work? I don't have one. It would help me a lot. I thought it didn't matter what the context would be here.

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    #4

    Re: I am excited I will play - is this really that weird sentence?

    Just a quick note, Dominik92: "teach" is an irregular verb

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    Re: I am excited I will play - is this really that weird sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dominik92 View Post

    1. I am excited to play against Federer tomorrow/next week.
    2. I am excited I'll play against Federer tomorrow/next week.
    3. I am excited I am going to play against Federer tomorrow/next week.
    4. I am excited I'll be playing against Federer tomorrow/next week.


    1. #2 is less likely to be heard than the others, but it's possible, as are

      5. I am excited to be playing ... .
      6. I am excited I am playing ... .


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