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Hi there: could you explain the use of "will be to" expression in the following paragraph: " our first task will be to locate and to describe the most common ....". Can we replace "will be to" by "will"? ("our first task will locate and describe ...") if we can, what's the difference between the two expressions? thank you
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What will our next task be?
Our next task will be ...

It's not will be to. It's will be, the future of to be. The to goes with the next word to form an infinitive. You express a task with an infinitive. Put any of the beginnings below with any of the endings.

Our first task was ... to learn the verbs.
Our first task is ... to read the instructions.
Our first task will be ... to decide the route.

CJ
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Please explain the main difference btwn will and will be.
Anonymouswill and will be
You can't use 'will' without another verb. The following verb can be "have", "take", "go", "be", "find", "know", .... Any verb in the dictionary!

will have, will take, will go, will be, will find, will know, ...

'will' makes it future.

CJ

Usage of "will be to" is it in the grammar rules?

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Usage Is the usage of "will be to" is it in the grammar rules?

Only indirectly. "will be" is found in the rules about tenses. "to" in the given context is found in the rules about infinitives of purpose.

Note above how to ask your question.

CJ

guzhao67 Hi there: could you explain the use of "will be to" expression in the following paragraph: " our first task will be to locate and to describe the most common ....". Can we replace "will be to" by "will"? ("our first task will locate and describe ...") if we can, what's the difference between the two expressions? thank you

Please don't add posts that contain nothing but a quotation of the original question. It adds nothing to the discussion to ask the same thing again, especially when the answer has already been given.

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