Another Olymipic is or the other Olymic games are...?

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Which is correct?
Another Olympic Games is coming.
Or
The Olympic Games are coming...
 
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You need to capitalise "Games" in the first sentence.

Is there a reason that you used "Another" with "is" in sentence 1, but "The" with "are" in sentence 2. I'm not sure what you are querying. Do you want to know whether to use "The" or "Another", or whether to use "is" or "are"?
 

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I'd like to know if we can say " Another Olympic games is expected to take place...."
Can we use "Olympic games" in singular?
 

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As I said, you must capitalise "Games" in that context.

Opinion is divided on this. In BrE, we are more likely to use the singular for things which could be considered plural.

The government is not doing its job.
My favourite team is doing really well this season.

I would use:

The Olympic Games is an event which is held every four years.
The Olympic Games were held in London in 2012.

So, as you can see, I consider both "is" and "are" to be usable.
 

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Thanks for your reply. The thing is that a guy in a Russian forum asked which is correct
The other / Another Olympic Games is / are coming.
 
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Perhaps you should encourage that person to join this forum and ask us his questions direct.
 

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The thing is that he has already asked his questuion in that forum.
I'll try to persuade him join this forum. Anyway, what's your answer? )))
 

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1. "The other" Olympic Games is incorrect. There is only one event called "The Olympic Games" and it happens every four years.
2. "Another" Olympic Games is possible but it depends on context.
3. As I have already stated, both the singular and plural are used with the phrase "The Olympic Games".
 

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I think that instead of the other, it'll be better to say the following or the next.
The following Olympic Games are expexted to take place...
 

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Only 'The next Olympic Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro in 2016' is correct.
 

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You can use "the following" when talking about the past.

The 2008 Olympic Games took place in Beijing, the following Games took place in London and the next Olympic Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro.
 
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