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    #1

    is / are to

    Hi there,
    What does it mean?
    We are to prepare a speech.
    Thanks
    pete

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    #2

    Re: is / are to

    We are to prepare a speech.
    We are (given the responsibility/ordered/assigned/told/entrusted/requested, etc.) to prepare a speech.

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    #3

    Re: is / are to

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,
    What does it mean?
    We are [supposed] to prepare a speech.
    Thanks
    pete
    The teacher has asked us to write a speech.

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