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    which one is right or could it be both

    Do we say " will be started" or "will be starting"


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    Re: which one is right or could it be both

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    Do we say " will be started" or "will be starting"

    both are feasible

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    Re: which one is right or could it be both

    Can you give the context?

    The meeting will be starting promptly at 9 a.m. is more natural to me, but "will start" is better yet.

    If someone is an agent of the starting - someone will fire the starter's pistol or ring the bell to mark that start, then "be started" would work as well.

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    Cool Re: which one is right or could it be both

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Do we say " will be started" or "will be starting"
    Certainly it depends on context.

    Something/Someone will be started (by something/someone else)
    The race will be started by Terry Waite near his Blackheath home.

    Something/Someone will be starting something/someone else.
    Carnival Queen Lisa Stevens will be starting the race at 10.30 a.m.

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