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    #1

    to be done?

    Is there any reason why "is to be" is used in the sentence below? Does this structre have any additional meaning?
    "Starbucks chief executive Jim Donald – who has presided over a 50pc decline in the retailer’s share price in the 12 months– is to be replaced by founder and chairman Howard Schultz."

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    #2

    Re: to be done?

    What do you think should be there instead?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: to be done?

    Like this:
    "Starbucks chief executive Jim Donald – who has presided over a 50pc decline in the retailer’s share price in the 12 months– has been replaced by founder and chairman Howard Schultz."

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    #4

    Re: to be done?

    But it hasn't happened yet. It is still "is to be." It's not "was" or "has been."

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    #5

    Re: to be done?

    why not "is replaced" simply?

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    #6

    Re: to be done?

    Quote Originally Posted by sieve View Post
    why not "is replaced" simply?
    Because it hasn't happened yet.

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    #7

    Re: to be done?

    It means "... will be replaced by ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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