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The following sentence has been taken from (test material for the) CAMBRIDGE IELTS 4.
"In the end, it was United States that was to become, and remain, the largest single market for films."
'and remain' means still now United states is the largest single market for films. Am I right? Would anybody like to clear the use of 'that was to become' with another example? Is it passive voice? But the presence of 'and remain' indicates that it is not passive. Please explain this problem with some examples.
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