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    Re: New airports will be constructed on islands.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Was that meant to be "Not incorrect does not mean natural or likely"?
    Yup. Thanks

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    Re: New airports will be constructed on islands.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I can't agree with that. It may not be the case in AmE, but in other varieties, it is quite common and natural to say build new things.
    They're building a new railway station across from the town hall.
    The old airport will be decommissioned and a new much larger one built.
    A brand new hotel is going to be built in the centre of town.
    Good point!
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    Re: New airports will be constructed on islands.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Yes.

    That's right, there are, and yes, it can.
    Could you please tell me when we must keep the adverb phrase with the object?

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    Re: New airports will be constructed on islands.

    Quote Originally Posted by Son Ho View Post
    Could you please tell me when we must keep the adverb phrase with the object?
    Let's forget about the 'airport' example and focus on the one about travel expenses.

    a) All travel expenses for this training course must be paid by employers.
    b) All travel expenses must be paid for this training course by employers.

    Tell us why you think sentence a) is better than sentence b). Think about the structure of the sentences. Which part is the subject in each case?

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