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    To be + 3rd form of Verb Vs Will be + 3rd form of verb

    What is the difference between the following sentences?

    1, Match will be played tomorrow. (Passive voice of Future indefinite)
    2, Match is to be played tomorrow. (passive form of infinitive)

    I am confused to about the context, when to use the first one and when the second one. Please teach me in detail or if there is any link of detail please share. Thank you very much.

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    Re: To be + 3rd form of Verb Vs Will be + 3rd form of verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Jadoon 84 View Post
    What is the difference between the following sentences?

    1, The M match will be played tomorrow. (Passive voice of Future indefinite)(bare infinitive, passive, following the modal 'will').
    2, The M match is to be played tomorrow. (passive form of infinitive following the present of 'BE to')
    There is often not an enormous difference in meaning between such sentences. Will expresses the speaker's certainty, BE to suggests rather formally that something has been scheduled.

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    Re: To be + 3rd form of Verb Vs Will be + 3rd form of verb

    It is now very clear to me.

    When something is formal we use "be" i.e. The president is to leave for USA tomorrow. The NATO officials are to meet in Berlin. The final of UEFA Euro 2012 is to be played between Spain & Italy. The meeting was to have held yesterday but boss didn't come.

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    Re: To be + 3rd form of Verb Vs Will be + 3rd form of verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Jadoon 84 View Post
    The meeting was to have been held yesterday but my/the boss didn't (come)turn up.
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    Re: To be + 3rd form of Verb Vs Will be + 3rd form of verb

    Hi,

    Would "show up" be correct here as well, or is it considered too informal? Or maybe it just works for AmE?

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    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: To be + 3rd form of Verb Vs Will be + 3rd form of verb

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Would "show up" be correct here as well, or is it considered too informal? Or maybe it just works for AmE?
    It's fine.

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