Hello!
I wonder why do we use sentence construction like that:"Apple's iPad to be released April 3"? Why wouldn't it be like "Apple's iPad will be released April 3"?

Thanks a lot.
Hi,

I wonder why do we use sentence construction like that:"Apple's iPad to be released April 3"?

This is a headline, not a full sentence, which would be

eg "Apple's iPad is to be released April 3"

Why wouldn't it be like "Apple's iPad will be released April 3"?

Both versions are correct English, with very similar meanings.

Apple's iPad is to be released April 3. Stresses that someone has already made this decision. Stresses it's a 'purpose'.

Apple's iPad will be released April 3. Stresses that this is a fact about the future.

Clive
Thanks. As i understand it's like the company is now ready for realising but will do it in the future.
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Hi,

I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but I think you have the right understanding.

Clive
i mean they're about to release their product that they've already had in the future. Right?
Hi,

i mean they're about to release their product that they've already had in the future.

As I said, I think you have the right idea.

But this sentence is not good. It contradicts itself.

. . . . they've already had refers to the past

in the future refers to the future.

Clive
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Okay, thanks for helping! At last, could you please make up a couple of sentences like "Apple's iPad to be releasedApril 3"Emotion: smilethankee!
Hi,

Fred and Mary (are) to be married next Saturday.

Tom (is) to be promoted next month.

Jack Smith (is) to be executed for murder.

This floor (is) to be washed by lunch-time.

Clive
ohh, thank you ever so much! [Y]
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