Category: B2

You have (got) to

B2 Point 131 in the category of MODALITY is defined as: ‘you have (got) to’ to make a strong suggestion. Because the ‘have (got) to structure is found at lower levels too, it is hard to find this formally and because it requires interpretation (not obligation).  This structure is found with a great deal of […]

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BE (due) to

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’. There is also […]

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BE about to

There are 3 almost identical points in the category of FUTURE in the English Grammar Profile: Point 41  in the past is defined as: simple past form of ‘be’ + ‘about to’ (often with ‘just’) to talk about the immediate future from a point in the past. Point 43 future expressions with ‘BE ABOUT TO […]

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