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"The patent is yet to be granted by the European Patent Office."

"The patent has yet to be granted by the EUropean Patent Office."

Are both sentences correct? If so, is there a difference in meaning?

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Hello,

the first sentence is very informal and mostly used
in newspapers and magazines.

The second one has the same meaning in daily
conversations, where 'must' is replaced with has/have to;
because a third person mentions other people orders.

Kind regards

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Is there anyone that could confirm or refute what marquee said?

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"The patent is yet to be granted by the European Patent Office."

"The patent has yet to be granted by the EUropean Patent Office."

Are both sentences correct? If so, is there a difference in meaning?

Thanks.

I would narrow down the difference to the difference between
'be to' on one hand and 'have to' on the other. What are they? Semi-auxiliaries. Both sentences sound rather formal to me.
 

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We use 'be to' in a formal style to talk about official plans and arrangements. (Swan, PEU. 91., 2005)
 

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"The patent is yet to be granted by the European Patent Office." :tick: This is what I would say.

"The patent has yet to be granted by the EUropean Patent Office." I don't know if any native speakers say this.


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