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  1. vaibhavmaskar
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    Question meaning of to be here

    "the worst person to be around is someone who complains about everything and appreciates nothing"

    what is the grammatical structure of this sentence. asking about "to be". is this a infinitive or Verb ? confused!what is "to be" functioning here ? (the worst person to be around is someone).

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    Re: meaning of to be here

    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    "the worst person to be around is someone who complains about everything and appreciates nothing"

    what is the grammatical structure of this sentence. asking about "to be". is this a infinitive or Verb ? confused!what is "to be" functioning here ? (the worst person to be around is someone).
    It's not "to be" that you need to concern yourself with. It's "to be around", ie. "to be close to"; "to be in the vicinity of".
    "The worst person that you can be around is someone who complains ..."
    "The worst person to be close to is someone who complains ..."
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 14-Sep-2013 at 23:29. Reason: Fixing typo

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    Re: meaning of to be here

    The best person to love is Mary.

    person/ is/ Mary

    the
    best
    to love
    (adjectives describing what kind of person)

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    Re: meaning of to be here

    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    "the worst person to be around is someone who complains about everything and appreciates nothing"

    what is the grammatical structure of this sentence. asking about "to be". is this a infinitive or Verb ? confused!what is "to be" functioning here ? (the worst person to be around is someone).
    The phrase "to be around" is an infinitive phrase. The phrase is acting as an adjective, which is modifying the noun "person".

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    Re: meaning of to be here

    thanks all of you guys.

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    Re: meaning of to be here

    Your appreciation is welcome but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you found helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.




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