selected for the spelling bee competition(is vs has been)

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devour

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What is the difference between these two? Is the first sentence common in American English and second in British English?
Your daughter is selected for the spelling bee competition which will take place in next month.
Your daughter has been selected for the spelling bee competition which will take place in next month.
 
  • akhooha

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    English - USA
    There's very little difference between the two as both are incorrect, and identification as American or British is irrelevant.
    First of all, assuming this is an announcement of the result of a selection, and not an on-the-spot live report simultaneous with the selection, you should use "has been selected".
    Second, "spelling bee competition" is redundant. A spelling bee is a spelling competition and there's no need to use both words.
    Third, there's no need for "in"; "which will take place next month" is correct.
    You'd only use "in" if you were to say "in the next month", and even that sounds rather awkward.
    (P.S. The quotation at the bottom of your post needs a question mark).
     
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