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    the meaning of to be

    Hello everybody!

    The following are the sentences where there are two types of "to be" structure. I would like to check with you about the bolded fragments. The rest of the sentences is clear.


    *All equipment to be re-used after removal from the vessel is to be properly preserved and all open pipe connections are to be plugged by threaded plugs or caps or flanges with packings as applicable.

    **Systems remaining onboard, and to be used after conversion, are to be cleaned and all existing filter inserts are to be renewed before filling of new oil.

    My reasoning is as follows:

    #All equipment that/which is to be re-used after removal from the vessel should be properly preserved .......

    **Systems ........... which/that are to be used after conversion should be cleaned ........

    Do you think I am right?

    Thank you.

    I may be wrong.

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    Re: the meaning of to be

    Yes, in those two contexts, they mean "which is to be reused" and "which are to be used after conversion".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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