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Hi ,

I am Vinod Bedarkar from Bombay.

I will be greatly grateful to you, if you answer my queries and send it to me on my Email ID namely (Email Removed).

If you will like to help me, i will be very very indebted to you. This is because if i improve my english speaking & pronunciation skills i will get a good job in India. right now I am jobless .

My questions are;

1) Suppose that Mr. Ian has been reading The Times since last four yrs. and he still reads it & will continue reading in future also,

Now my question is that I am not very sure about this thing that he has been doing that and I think PERHAPS HE HAS BEEN DOING,TELL ME HOW ONE WILL SAY THAT USING modal aux. (might). and other way of saying that if any.

2)In following cases write equivalent of theirs. ( Here i am confused about TO BE + PAST PARTICIPLE)

A) THE REPORT TO BE PUBLISHED IS
B) THE NAMES TO BE NOMINATED ARE
HOPE U WILL ANS THESE

THANKS
Hi Vinod,

I hope you will register and ask questions regularly here. It is better if we answer on the thread rather than by email, because it then gives other members a chance to study the same points.

(1) 'Perhaps/maybe Mr. Ian is reading The Times'. 'Mr. Ian may/might/could be reading The Times'.--- these sentences express the feeling of a possible habitual activity extending from the past into the future; they could also refer only to what Mr. Ian may be doing right now. Which meaning to understand would depend on the context of the sentence.

'Perhaps he has been reading...' suggests the same activity, but does not include any supposition about the future.

(2) 'The report to be published' = 'the report that will be published', the report that (we) plan to publish'. 'The names to be nominated' = 'the names that will be nominated', 'the names that (you) plan to nominate'.
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