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    usage of "be+to be+pp"

    Dear teachers

    what is the difference between "he was paid $200" and " he was to be paid $200"?

    what is the usage of this form " be(am/is/are)+to be+pp"?

    thanks

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    Re: usage of "be+to be+pp"

    Quote Originally Posted by korosh002 View Post
    Dear teachers

    what is the difference between "he was paid $200" and " he was to be paid $200"?

    what is the usage of this form " be(am/is/are)+to be+pp"?

    thanks
    "He was to be paid $200"
    The plan/arrangement was to pay him $200. Whether he was paid or not, we don't know.
    Similarly, "He is to be paid $200." The plan is to pay him $200. He hasn't been paid yet.

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    Re: usage of "be+to be+pp"

    Ex: He was (supposed) to be paid $200.


    Learn more about 'to be' + passive infinitive here.

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    Re: usage of "be+to be+pp"

    Thanks alot for your fantastic responses.

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