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    TP09 is offline Newbie
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    "Are to be" construction

    What does the sentence 'you are to be executed' mean?
    Does it mean the same as 'you will be executed' or isn't it correct English at all?

    If I had to guess, I'd say it's archaic English, just like 'I find it to be'...

    Thanks.

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    Re: "Are to be" construction

    Agreed. "I find it to be..." is not archaic, either.

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    Re: "Are to be" construction

    I don't find it to be archaic either.

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    Re: "Are to be" construction

    Thanks,
    but 'I find it to be' is quite archaic :P

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    Re: "Are to be" construction

    I do not find it archaic either. Oops I shortened it

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    Re: "Are to be" construction

    Quote Originally Posted by TP09 View Post
    Thanks,
    but 'I find it to be' is quite archaic :P
    No it isn't.

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    Re: "Are to be" construction

    I believe we are in agreement on both sides of the Atlantic. They are all perfectly fine expressions-- even elegant, I might say. You are to be commended for bringing them up.

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