How to use "Be"

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mooyong

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There will be rain.
There used to be a hotel.
I will teach you to be rich

I read this sentense I understand what is mean, but i don't know how to use " be " maybe its a passive voice form (I don't sure). Could you please teach me how to use "Be"

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There will be rain.

In this sentence, 'be' behaves like any other verb in the future: tense - will + bare infinitive.
I will walk to school.
He will ride his bike
There will be rain.
Next year, I will be 15 (years old).

There used to be a hotel.
Here, 'be' acts like any other verb after "used to":
I used to walk to school.
He used to ride a bike.
There used to be a hotel here. I used to be a handsome man.

I will teach you to be rich
"to be rich" is the complement of the verb "teach". Used in this way, there is always another main verb in the sentence.
Again, the infinitive "to be" is used in the same way as any other verb in this context.
I want to laugh. I want to be happy.
He is learning to fix teeth. He is studying to be a dentist.
She was hoping to influence me. She was trying to be nice to me.


I read this sentense I understand what is mean, but i don't know how to use " be " maybe its a passive voice form (I don't sure). Could you please teach me how to use "Be"

You will see that there is nothing special about "be" in the above sentences. Try to understand those constructions first, and ask follow-up questions if you come across any sentences that don't fit those examples.

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Mooyong.
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