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    Suthipong is offline Member
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    What grammar is this sentence based on?

    I try to understand verb to be and I saw a sentence :"Night clubs to be allowed to open until 3 am.
    Please tell me what grammar rule is this sentence based on.

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    Re: What grammar is this sentence based on?

    It's not a sentence but a news headline in which the main verb ('are' before 'to be allowed') has been omitted to save space.

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    Re: What grammar is this sentence based on?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suthipong View Post
    I try to understand verb to be and I saw a sentence :"Night clubs to be allowed to open until 3 am.
    Please tell me what grammar rule is this sentence based on.
    It's not a full sentence. It means "Night clubs are to be allowed to open until 3 am." That is, "The authorities are going to allow night clubs to open until 3 am."

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    Re: What grammar is this sentence based on?

    From 2 answers above, may I continue asking my question.

    What is the grammatical difference between these sentences?
    1. Night clubs are to be allowed...
    2. Night clubs are allowed...
    Last edited by Suthipong; 07-Apr-2013 at 08:22. Reason: To make it more polite.

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    Re: What grammar is this sentence based on?

    In the first, they are not yet allowed, but they will be.

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