In the English Grammar Profile (EGP), there are three similar points in the category of Future expressions with ‘BE’ at B2 in the English Grammar Profile.
47 ‘be due to’ and, more formally, ‘be to’ talk about things that are scheduled or expected.
53 OBLIGATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS WITH ‘BE TO’
56 present form of ‘be’ + ‘due to’.
In the EGP, there is also the general point 134 in the category of Modality defined as
‘be due to’ and, more formally, ‘be to’ to talk about things that are scheduled or expected
And also EGP point 152 in MODALITY:
the full range of expressions with ‘be’ + infinitive (‘be likely to’, ‘be due to’, ‘be meant to’, ‘be bound to’, ‘be sure to’, ‘be certain to’, ‘be obliged to’) with present and past forms of ‘be’ and with modal ‘will’
EGP Point 68 in the category of FUTURE in the past is C2 and defined as
the simple past form of ‘be’ + ‘due to’ to talk about scheduled events in the future from a point in the past.
Finally, the B2 points for ‘BE to’ are all so specific about ‘use’ that there is no point in the EGP that allows for a more general use of the structure. For that reason, our English Grammar Profiler also highlights Pearson’s:
iWeb search for: _vb* due to _vvi*
A search on iWeb for
_vb* to _vvi* provides the following 100 verbs.
*It is hard to decide whether the following examples do match the usage guidelines of the EGP, but there is a high level of complexity. We also must remember that 3-word Ngrams or the vocabulary above is not exactly the same as the grammar point we want. For example, we can put an ‘infinitive of purpose’ after a relative clause!
Further collocates of
_vb* to provide
1 IS (VBZ ) 104050 2 OUR (APPGE ) 20747 3 GOAL (NN1 ) 15727
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iWeb search for: was|were due to _vvi*
1 WAS DUE TO START 878
2 WAS DUE TO TAKE 812
3 WAS DUE TO EXPIRE 506
1 WHICH (DDQ ) 80
2 END (NN1 ) 50
3 CONTRACT (NN1 ) 49
4 WAS DUE TO GO 497
5 WAS DUE TO ARRIVE 409
6 WAS DUE TO APPEAR 405
7 WAS DUE TO BEGIN 371
8 WAS DUE TO LEAVE 331
9 WAS DUE TO RETURN 316
10 WAS DUE TO GIVE 289
11 WAS DUE TO FLY 273
12 WAS DUE TO COME 265
13 WAS DUE TO MEET 244
14 WERE DUE TO PLAY 244
1 BEFORE (II_CS ) 17
2 BAND (NN1 ) 16