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    #1

    To be stored.

    Is there any difference in meaning between below sentences?

    It is to be stored in a box.

    It is stored in a box.

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    #2

    Re: To be stored.

    Yes, there is. The first sentence is future tense. The second is present tense.

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    #3

    Re: To be stored.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Yes, there is. The first sentence is future tense. The second is present tense.
    Right. In the first sentence, it's not in the box yet.

    So put it there!
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    #4

    Re: To be stored.

    Quote Originally Posted by oksuz_ View Post
    Is there any difference in meaning between below the following sentences?

    ...
    Note the correct way to ask your question.

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    #5

    Re: To be stored.

    The first refers to future time, but I wouldn't call it a future tense.

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    #6

    Re: To be stored.

    Quote Originally Posted by oksuz_ View Post

    OR:

    Is there any difference in meaning between the below sentences?

    OR:

    Is there any difference in meaning between the sentences below?

    But NOT "between below sentences."
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    #7

    Re: To be stored.

    I consider 'the below sentences' to be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: To be stored.

    It sounds odd to me too, so it might be a difference between British and American English.

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    #9

    Re: To be stored.

    So,

    It is to be stored in a box.

    It is going to be stored in a box.

    Do these sentences have the same meaning?

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    #10

    Re: To be stored.

    They might have, depending on the context.

    'It is to be stored in a box' can also mean 'It must be stored in a box'.

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