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    The difference between 2 sentences, Thanks

    Dear Mr Answer:
    1. Beijing will be hosting the Summer Olympics on August 8-24, 2008
    2. Beijing will be held the Summer Olympics on August 8-24, 2008
    The difference between 2 sentences? Thanks

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    1. Beijing will be hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics from August 24th to ...

    2. Beijing will be held the 2008 Summer Olympics from August 24th to ...

    3. The 2008 Summer Olympics will be held in Beijing from August 24th to ...


    Does that help?

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    Re: The difference between 2 sentences, Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    1. Beijing will be hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics from August 24th to ...

    2. Beijing will be held the 2008 Summer Olympics from August 24th to ...

    3. The 2008 Summer Olympics will be held in Beijing from August 24th to ...


    Does that help?
    Thank you,but Could you tell me the differences between 1 and 2(the red parts)

    1. Beijing will be hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics from August 24th to ...
    2.The 2008 Summer Olympics will be held in Beijing from August 24th to ...


    they use different tenses, what the differences between the two different tenses?

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    Re: The difference between 2 sentences, Thanks

    Will be held is passive. That is, the true subject is missing: X will be held in Beijing by China), which is why I moved the verb's object the 2008 Summer Olympics to the subject position.

    Does that help?

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    Re: The difference between 2 sentences, Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Will be held is passive. That is, the true subject is missing: X will be held in Beijing by China), which is why I moved the verb's object the 2008 Summer Olympics to the subject position.

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    ok,ok, maybe I should ask this question in another term.

    ok,Could you tell me the differences bewteen 1 and 2
    1. Beijing will be hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics from August 24th to ...

    2. Beijing will host the 2008 Summer Olympics from August 24th to ...

    you see? I just want to know the differences bewteen

    'will be doing ' and 'will do' .....
    I think there must be differences bewteen will be hosting and will host........

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    Re: The difference between 2 sentences, Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by shinji002 View Post
    ok,ok, maybe I should ask this question in another term.

    ok,Could you tell me the differences bewteen 1 and 2
    1. Beijing will be hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics from August 24th to ...

    2. Beijing will host the 2008 Summer Olympics from August 24th to ...

    you see? I just want to know the differences bewteen

    'will be doing ' and 'will do' .....
    I think there must be differences bewteen will be hosting and will host........
    They're both grammatical. The focus changes. Beijing will host the 2008 Olympics. At that time, that thing will happen. But Beijing will be hosting the Olympics next year, from August 24th to .... - during that period, that thing will be happening.

    Of course, in practice the focus can get blurred.

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    Re: The difference between 2 sentences, Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    They're both grammatical. The focus changes. Beijing will host the 2008 Olympics. At that time, that thing will happen. But Beijing will be hosting the Olympics next year, from August 24th to .... - during that period, that thing will be happening.

    Of course, in practice the focus can get blurred.

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    Is that correct that one focuses on a time point,and the other focuses on a period of time? The differences are the length of time,one is point,one is period of time?

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    Re: The difference between 2 sentences, Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by shinji002 View Post
    ok,ok, maybe I should ask this question in another term.

    ok,Could you tell me the differences bewteen 1 and 2
    1. Beijing will be hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics from August 24th to ...

    2. Beijing will host the 2008 Summer Olympics from August 24th to ...

    you see? I just want to know the differences bewteen

    'will be doing ' and 'will do' .....
    I think there must be differences bewteen will be hosting and will host........
    There is absolutely no difference in meaning, and they both obviously refer to a period of time.
    They simply differ in grammar; 1. uses future progressive tense and 2. uses simple future tense. They are just two different ways of saying the same thing.

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    Re: The difference between 2 sentences, Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    There is absolutely no difference in meaning, and they both obviously refer to a period of time.
    They simply differ in grammar; 1. uses future progressive tense and 2. uses simple future tense. They are just two different ways of saying the same thing.

    oh,Thank you

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    Re: The difference between 2 sentences, Thanks

    Shinji002 uses the passive way in this sentence:
    * The 2008 Summer Olympics will be held in Beijing...

    Then the active way here:
    * Beijing will host the 2008 Summer Olympics...

    But host and held are not the same verb.
    Would it be possible to write:

    Beijing will hold the 2008 Summer Olympics? (using hold not host)

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