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    A grammatical issue

    Hi, I haven't fully understand about the meaning of "to do" & "to be doing" & "to have done".


    The state government is said to construct a new airport next year. = It is said that the state government will construct a new airport next year.
    So to do means will do something/be going to do something/intend to do something. It means a plan which will be finished in the near future.


    The state government is said to be constructing a new airport, which will be finished two yeas later. = It is said that the state government is constructing a new airport next year...
    to be doing means the thing is being done.


    The state government is said to have constructed a new airport at the west of our city. = It is said that the state government have constructed a new airport in the west...
    to have done means the thing have done.

    Is my understanding correct?

    Thanks a lots. Thanks a lots.

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    Re: A grammatical issue

    Yes your understanding of all three is correct!


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    Re: A grammatical issue

    Thank you.

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    Re: A grammatical issue

    There is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you". It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Simply click on the "Thank" button at the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful.


    Please note that a better title would have been To do/to be doing/to have done.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'




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    Re: A grammatical issue

    Also note that the final line of your first post was wrong. You wrote:

    Thanks a lots. Thanks a lots.
    1. It's "Thanks a lot".
    2. There was no need to write it twice.
    3. There is no need to thank us in advance. You can say thanks to us after we give you a helpful answer, by clicking on the "Thank" button.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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