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    Parts of speech

    In the the following sentence: "The town is to be transformed into a hive of activity", am I right in thinking that the finite verb is "is", that "to be" is an infinitive and that "transformed" is a past participle and is a non-finite verb. Also that in this sentence the verb "is" is transitive and is in the passive voice?
    Any guidance would be appreciated.

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    Re: Parts of speech

    Welcome to the forum, Brian.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Loftus View Post
    In the the following sentence: "The town is to be transformed into a hive of activity", am I right in thinking that the finite verb is "is", that "to be" is an infinitive and that "transformed" is a past participle and is a non-finite verb.
    Yes.
    Also that in this sentence the verb "is" is transitive and is in the passive voice?
    No.

    The passive construction is "(to) be transformed"."is" is intransitive - it has no direct object.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Jul-2018 at 22:39. Reason: Fixed quote box

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