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    "to be posted" vs. "will be posted"

    Isn't the following sentence correct?

    "It is critical that people are conscious of what type of information to be posted."

    On the text book I have, it says the sentence has to be changed to:

    "It is critical that people are conscious of what type of information will be posted."

    I don't understand why. Please explain the reason for me.

    Thank you very much!!


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    Re: "to be posted" vs. "will be posted"

    Quote Originally Posted by Carameldiaz View Post
    Isn't the following sentence correct?

    "It is critical that people are conscious of what type of information to be posted."

    On the text book I have, it says the sentence has to be changed to:

    "It is critical that people are conscious of what type of information will be posted."

    I don't understand why. Please explain the reason for me.

    Thank you very much!!
    I guess the sentence is grammatically correct, but native speakers do not use the expression.
    Last edited by falling slowly; 06-Aug-2008 at 05:56.

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    Re: "to be posted" vs. "will be posted"

    Quote Originally Posted by Carameldiaz View Post
    Isn't the following sentence correct? no

    "It is critical that people be conscious of what type of information is to be posted."

    In the text book I have, it says the sentence has to be changed to:

    "It is critical that people be conscious of what type of information will be posted."

    I don't understand why. Please explain the reason for me.

    Thank you very much!!
    any questions?


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    Re: "to be posted" vs. "will be posted"

    Would you explain why the sentence has to have "is" or "will?"

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    Re: "to be posted" vs. "will be posted"

    Quote Originally Posted by Carameldiaz View Post
    Would you explain why the sentence has to have "is" or "will?"
    "is" and "will" are not the only possibilities in this situation, and of course you have "to" and "be" there also.

    Let's start with the rest of the sentence: It is critical that people be conscious of what type of information......posted.
    The missing words will mainly supply the tense to the latter part of the sentence.
    There are several choices and some of them are below:

    ...information is to be posted
    ...information will be posted.
    ...information is posted.
    ...information is being posted.
    ...information has been posted.
    ...information was posted.

    Some of these choices may not be suitable in the specific sentence we are talking about, but I am just focussing on the grammar possibilities at the end of that sentence.
    Last edited by 2006; 06-Aug-2008 at 19:32. Reason: completion of underlining

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