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    For me,These sentences are fine
    1-He will be going tomorrow
    2-He seems to be confusing

    But somewhere I had seen

    1- He wants to be understanding .(Is it ok ?)
    2- To be respecting your enemy,you have to forget differences. (I did not see it,but is it ok?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    For me,These sentences are fine
    1-He will be going tomorrow
    2-He seems to be confusing

    But somewhere I had seen

    1- He wants to be understanding .(Is it OK?) It's possible in the right context.
    2- To be respecting your enemy,you have to forget differences. (I did not see it,but is it OK?) It's unlikely.
    Bhai.

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    Default Re: Be (Problem)

    He wants to be understanding (Please complete it in right context)

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    Default Re: Be (Problem)

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    He wants to be understanding (Please complete it in right context)
    Why don't you give us an example of where you have (not had) seen it?

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    Default Re: Be (Problem)

    He wants to be understanding all you explain. (I am not sure ,I had seen it,but till marked portion ,i had seen)

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    To be respecting your enemy,you have to forget differences. (I did not see it,but is it OK?) It's unlikely
    Dear Teacher
    Why do you say it is unlikely? I think this is giving a meaning.There are some sentences given below on the same basis

    1-To be working with you is my dream.

    2-To be living in such a condition, you have to work hard.

    3-To be telling a story,We should revise first.
    4-I wanted to be helping you,but i could not.

    Are all unlikely?.Explain me.

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    Default Re: Be (Problem)

    What are your sources?

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    Google,Newspaper and movie.

    Please correct problems asked in previous text

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    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    Google,Newspaper and movie.

    Please correct problems asked in previous text
    Sir ,What I have asked just in previous text is not directly written or seen any where, but these sentences are made on the basis what i see or listen somewhere.

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    Default Re: Be (Problem)

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post

    1-To be working with you is my dream.

    2-To be living in such a condition, you have to work hard.

    3-To be telling a story,We should revise first.
    4-I wanted to be helping you,but i could not.

    Are all unlikely?
    You are unlikely to hear them as they are not natural for native speakers.

    Here's what I'd say:

    1. 'My dream is to work with you.'

    2. 'You have to work hard to live in such luxury.'

    3. 'To tell a story we should revise first.' (Avoid this one - it's weird.)

    4. 'I wanted to help you, but I couldn't.'

    Rover

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