the function of (to) here..

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Mhd shaher

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Hi ..
I want to ask you just a question:

look at those two sentances:

America-greece committee meet tomorrow.
America-greece committee to meet tomorow.

What is the differance between those two sentances..and what is the function of (to) in the second?

Best Wishes
Shaher
 

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Hi ..
I want to ask you just a question:

look at those two sentances:

America-greece committee meet tomorrow.
America-greece committee to meet tomorow.

What is the differance between those two sentances..and what is the function of (to) in the second?

Best Wishes
Shaher

First, both need to begin with "The."

Sentence one needs a revision in the verb:meets, is meeting, or will meet.

The second is not a sentence because it has no verb; the "to" in "to meet" makes it an infinitive, and while the infinitive is one of the five principal parts of a verb, it does not function as a verb itself. Usually the infinitive acts like a noun. Without further modification it can be made into a sentence with "to be:" The America-greece committee is to meet tomorow.

Also note that tomorrow is misspelled, and that American-Greek might be a better form to use: The American-Greek committee is to meet tomorrow.
 
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