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    #1

    To be accepted as a member is to have an IQ in top....

    Hello all.

    Once when I was in Ireland I saw a kind of really bizzare sentence to me.

    - To be accepted as a member is to have an IQ in top...

    Do you use this kind of "structure" often? Is it colloquial? Because I would use something like "requires/means" instead of "is".

    Thank you.

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    Re: To be accepted as a member is to have an IQ in top....

    This kind of structure is not especially unusual but not that common, either. It's not at all colloquial. You could also use requires having an IQ...

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