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    Re: Be (Problem)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    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.'

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    Re: Be (Problem)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    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.'

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    Sir
    I know this is good way to say . I have also thought like this. But I want to make sentences starting "to be any verb(ing form)...." Please make any sentences except
    using
    appear to be "any verb (ing form)"
    seem to be
    got to be

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    Re: Be (Problem)

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    Sir
    I know this is good way to say . I have also thought like this. But I want to make sentences starting "to be any verb(ing form)...." Please make any sentences except
    using
    appear to be "any verb (ing form)"
    seem to be
    got to be
    To be answering questions like this is probably a waste of time. You've already been told that this is not good English. Why are you asking for help to write bad English?

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    Re: Be (Problem)

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    To be answering questions like this is probably a waste of time. You've already been told that this is not good English. Why are you asking for help to write bad English?
    Thank you.I did not intend to write bad english.I wanted a sentence which would be start "to be ing form of any verb".I had made this type already but was not sure it is correct.But you have given a sentence "to be answering .....".Now I am satisfied.Thank you.

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    Re: Be (Problem)

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    Thank you.I did not intend to write bad english.I wanted a sentence which would be start "to be ing form of any verb".I had made this type already but was not sure it is correct.But you have given a sentence "to be answering .....".Now I am satisfied.Thank you.
    You're welcome. But I hope that with your satisfaction there will come a lack of interest in this construction. I'm certainly not endorsing it.

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    Re: Be (Problem)

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You're welcome. But I hope that with your satisfaction there will come a lack of interest in this construction. I'm certainly not endorsing it.
    No, You may endorse. Let me know everything clearly so that I can improve myself. I have myself resistered in this site to improve .

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    Re: Be (Problem)

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    No, You may endorse. Let me know everything clearly so that I can improve myself. I have myself resistered in this site to improve .
    Fine, I'll make it as clear as possible. Forget this construction. You will never, ever, have to write or say a sentence like this; and you will rarely encounter one. Note it as a curiosity to be avoided, and move on to better expressions.

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