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    Post be to do something

    I'm to stay calm.
    What am I to do.

    Does the structure have any specific name other than be+full infinitive?

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    Lightbulb Re: be to do something

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    I'm to stay calm.
    What am I to do.

    Does the structure have any specific name other than be+full infinitive?
    It's called lexical auxiliary.
    Here's some more to read on about it:
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...nfinitive.html

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    Post Re: be to do something

    It seems it stirred a heated debate ;) I'll just add a link to what you've already said, in case anybody else is interested.

    English grammar: a university course - Google Ksi??ki

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