BE + set to + INFINITIVE

Point 209 in MODALITY  is defined as:

‘BE SET TO’ – strong assertion about the future, especially in institutional contexts

An iWeb search for:

_VB set to _VVI

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64 IS SET TO MOVE 409

Between now and 2050,

when the global population is set to move from today’s 7.6 billion to tomorrow’s 9.8 billion people,

hundreds of millions of people will experience security, health and safety issues.

 

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100 BE SET TO ALLOW 286

B2 vocabulary:

expand, feature, host, launch, release