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    an exciting place to be

    New York never sleeps. It is a city in a hurry, but a very exciting place to be.


    What does "to be" mean in this sentence? Can you paraphrase this sentence?


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    Re: an exciting place to be

    It is exciting to be in New York City.

    I don't know how to make "to be" any simpler than that.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: an exciting place to be

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    New York never sleeps. It is a city in a hurry, but a very exciting place to be.
    [AmE - not a teacher]

    [NYC is] a very exciting place to be [at/in].

    Does that help?

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    Re: an exciting place to be

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, jasonlulu:

    The "to be" in your sentence is different from the "to be" in "I want to be young" or "I want to be the president."

    If the word "to be" did not exist, then I would have to write your sentence like:

    The Big Apple [New York City's nickname] never sleeps. It is a city in a hurry, but a very exciting place in which

    to live, to visit, etc.


    HAVE A NICE DAY!

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