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  1. yuanbin
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    ask my dearest teachers' help

    I have no answer to the question which I have asked other pesons and looked up dictionary but cannot get, so I need your help, teachers. Thank you very much.
    We consider the matter_____.
    A. to be settled B. settled

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    Re: ask my dearest teachers' help

    B. Settled. The matter to be settled is not settled in the present.

    Choice A may be grammatically correct, but it is ambiguous.

  2. yuanbin
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    Re: ask my dearest teachers' help

    Thank you o lot.

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    Re: ask my dearest teachers' help

    Additionally, to-infintives express an unrealized event. An event that hasn't happened yet or the speaker has yet to experience.

    A settled matter. (realized)
    A matter that is settled. (realized)
    A matter to be settled. (unrealized)

  4. yuanbin
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    Re: ask my dearest teachers' help

    Thank you a lot.

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