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    Talking S be to Vr.

    I know in some cases to Vr. means passive tone. So is the following sentence OK? Besides, in what situations, to Vr. imply a passive tone.
    If the project is to be carried out, everyone should help each other.
    If the project is to carry out, everyone should help each other.
    XD (I don't know what the words mean until today!)

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    Re: S be to Vr.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDick View Post
    I know in some cases to Vr. means passive tone. So is the following sentence OK? Besides, in what situations, to Vr. imply a passive tone.
    If the project is to be carried out, everyone should help each other.
    If the project is to carry out, everyone should help each other.
    XD (I don't know what the words mean until today!)
    The only "Vr" I know is the acronym used by Chinese grammarians to refer to resultative verbs. (See also here.)

    Resultatives in English grammar refer to a part of a sentence that identifies the result of the action of the verb; e.g., They colored the paper blue (the result of their coloring the paper is that the paper is now blue). Note that the verb colored is in the past tense.

    Given your example If the project is to be carried out, ..., where inthe main verb is present tense is, I'm not sure how to read it with a resultative meaning as the project hasn't yet been carried out for there to be a result. Or have I misunderstood your question?

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