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    Tenses

    Dear madam/Sir,

    I would like to know if :

    to be + future tense (ed)
    example: to be submitted

    to + present tense
    example: to see, to touch

    Is this the agreement always or there's an exemptions?

    and kindly informed me if my english is correct?

    thanks and enjoy the restof the day.

    Baby Owl


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    Re: Tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Baby Owl View Post
    Dear madam/Sir,

    I would like to know if :

    to be + future tense (ed)
    example: to be submitted

    This is an example of a passive construction.

    Something is to be submitted by somebody.

    The passive always uses the appropriate form of the 'be' verb plus the past participle. submit - submitted - submitted


    to + present tense
    example: to see, to touch

    This is not the passive so there's no form of the 'be' verb.


    He went to see a movie. // She reached out to touch his arm.


    Is this the agreement always or there's an exemptions?



    I'm not quite sure what your question is, Baby Owl. But see my comments above. They may help or they may not.



    and kindly informed me if my english is correct?

    thanks and enjoy the rest of the day.

    You too. Have a wonderful day when you wake up.
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