Merkel was reluctant to be drawn into such a sensitive arena.

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Merkel was reluctant to be drawn into such a sensitive arena.

Why do the words "to be" use here?
Can I use single word "to" here?
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No, you can't. It's correct as it is. Say 'Why are the words "to be" used here?'.
 

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What is the sentence mean?
 

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What [STRIKE]is[/STRIKE] does the sentence mean?
Where did you read the sentence?

You should always tell us the source of any text you quote.
 

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People wanted to draw her in, probably to express a view, and she was unwilling because of the sensitivity of whatever is being discussed.
 

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I don't think arenas are sensitive. It could be a sensitive area.
 

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In this case, arena means "subject of public discourse". It's an appropriate word for the context.
 
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