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    Use of "TO BE" in english sentences

    What is the use of TO BE in english sentences?

    For example need to be visited

    Where and why we use To be?

    Pleae give me 2, 3 example to use this "To be".

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    Re: Use of "TO BE" in english sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee10 View Post
    What is the How do we use of TO BE "to be" in English sentences?

    For example, in "need to be visited", Where and why do we use "to be"?

    Please give me 2, 3 two or three examples of how to use this "to be".
    Welcome to the forum.

    Please note my amendments above.

    You need to give us a complete sentence containing the phrase "need to be visited" in order for us to be able to answer you.

    Your first question is far too wide-ranging for this website. If you are learning English, you probably learnt about the verb "to be" before anything else.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Use of "TO BE" in english sentences

    Thanks for the above corrections.

    Can you please send me any link, where I can learn this verb.

    Also, please clarify, why do we use "to be" in a setences?

    Does it mean to request someone to do something?

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    Re: Use of "TO BE" in english sentences

    "To be" is the most common verb in English. It is used many different ways. It does not mean "to request someone to do something."

    Note that I used its third-person singular present form two different ways in the preceding paragraph.
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    Re: Use of "TO BE" in english sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee10 View Post

    Can you please send me any link where I can learn this verb.
    Click here.

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    Re: Use of "TO BE" in english sentences

    Dear Rover/Goes

    Thank you for the link and clarifications.

    But my question was different, i think i could not properly explain to you.
    I know the use of is, am and are (may be little bit) . But in some of the sentences we use "to be" not as a verb, i think as a word only.
    For example: I need to be quoted these items. We need to be revised this quotation. This material is ready to be delivered. what is this "to be"?

    I hope you may understand my question now.
    Also, please highlight, if i made any grammatical mistake writing this question.

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    Re: Use of "TO BE" in english sentences

    This material is ready to be delivered.
    The verb to be there is part of a passive construction. The passive is made with a form of be + past participle. The meaning is that someone needs to deliver the material. The active is to deliver and the passive is to be delivered.

    With your other two examples, I wouldn't use those sentences but something like the following:

    I need a quotation for these items.
    We need to have a revision of this quotation.

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    Re: Use of "TO BE" in english sentences

    Thanks everyone.

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