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    Red face past tense used in future context

    what rule applies when a statement in the news for eg. reads as follows;
    "Chemical Ali to be hanged". I.e. hanged is the past tense for an event that is to occur in the future

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    Default Re: past tense used in future context

    Just like it is - and as you noted, it's a news headline way to write things.

    Statue To Be Unveiled in Park on Sunday
    Committee's Selection To Be Announced at Next Town Meeting

    ... to be [participle]

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