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Is there a difference when using "expected" and "expecting" in this sentence?

By 2025 it is expected that consumption will reach 140 units.
By 2025 it is expecting that consumption will reach 140 units.

  • The first is correct. The second is wrong.**Expecting** doesn't work after it unless it refers to some pregnant animal - which is unlikely. – Ronald Sole Jun 12 '18 at 22:23
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Yes, there is.

The first one is correct whereas the second one makes no sense.

That consumption will reach 140 units can be expected but can't be expecting.

It is a passive voice and there should not be an active verb there.

You can expect that consumption will reach 140 units.

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It can be expected that consumption will reach 140 units.

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