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    particular use of the verb see

    Hello everybody!

    It is common knowwledge that the verb see (to be the time or place when something happens) is widespread in English. The thing is that I do not know which version is more appropriate:

    a) The year 2017 will see a total of 10 ships owned by the DDD-based ship-owner repaired in dry-docks of the shipyard.

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    b) The year 2017 will see the repair, in dry-docks of the shipyard, of a total of 10 ships owned by the DDD-based ship-owner.

    I know that both the sentences (two versions of one sentence, to be precise) mean the same, namely, a total of 10 ships owned by the DDD-based ship-owner will be repaired in dry-docks of the shipyard in the year 2017.

    What do you think of version a) and b)?

    Thank you.

    I would be in favour of b).

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    Re: particular use of the verb see

    As far as the usage of the verb "to see" goes, there is nothing to choose between them. They are identical.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 21-Sep-2017 at 08:44. Reason: Fixing typo.

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    Re: particular use of the verb see

    You could just say 2017 will see, and I would say the dry-docks.

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