I would like to ask which one is the appropriate grammar for using "starting soon" or "started soon".

For example:

The commissioning will be starting soon.

Is this right or wrong?

  • Could you clarify your question slightly? Are you asking about "will be starting soon" versus "will be started soon"? – snailplane Apr 11 '16 at 6:35

The commissioning will be starting soon.

The above statement talks about something that is yet to happen.

The commissioning started soon.

This statement is narrative of what happened.

Could be written as

The commissioning started soon after the proposal was accepted.


They are both correct as @HotLicks pointed out.

will be started is future perfect tense.
will be starting is future continuous tense.

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    It's perfectly logical to write "The commissioning will be started soon." or "The commissioning is starting soon." But "The commissioning started soon." is nonsense, absent any qualification. – Hot Licks Apr 9 '16 at 12:53
  • @HotLicks yes you are correct. – gldraphael Apr 9 '16 at 13:04

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