Place age thing to be

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"What is the best age or place or thing to be"?

Is this correct?

What would be the past form?
 

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Your question is not clear.
 

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The past tense would be "What was the best age or place or thing to be?"
 

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It's a very odd question in any tense.
 

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I think the OP means 'to do (something)' instead of 'to be'.
 

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It doesn't make much more sense with that change to me.
 

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Do the following make sense?

'What is the best age to have a baby?'
'What is the best place to live?'
'What is the best thing to do now?'
 

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Let's wait for tufguy to clarify what he means.
 

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Do the following make sense?

'What is the best age to have a baby?'
'What is the best place to live?'
'What is the best thing to do now?'

They do.
 

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tufguy has made no response to any of our replies.

Let's not spend any more time on this thread.

LATER EDIT: tufguy, I have looked at your recent threads and observe that you have made no acknowledgment of any replies. Are we wasting our time answering your questions?
 
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Sorry, actually I am not well now adays that's why it took me some time to respond. I have been diagnosed with TB of spine so I am unable to do anything pain is unbearable so when I feel good I post that I have to post. I am in bed so it is difficult for me but thanks for your help and once again sorry for the delay.

I read it on internet "What is the best age to be?(I think it means best age in your whole life)" that's why I asked these questions because I was also told that it means what is the best age in your whole life according to you. So I think age can be replaced with "place" and "thing" but I am wrong. Right?
 

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I suppose you can discuss what the best age is, but none of us has any choice in the matter. As for "place" or "thing" we can't be either one.
 

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I hope you will get better soon, tufguy.
 

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I wish you a rapid and full recovery, Tufguy.
 

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I am impressed by his enthusiasm for learning English even when he's lying sick in bed.
 

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Thanks for your wishes guys(I think it's the correct sentence. Is it right?). Okay, so "What is the best age or place or thing to be" can't be considered a correct sentence right? Sorry if I got it wrong please elaborate.
 
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