I’d like to ask a question about the grammar structure of am/is/are to + verb and was/were to verb. I am not able to understand the purpose/meaning of this structure. Please give me some examples about how I can use it and what it means.
The usual idea of to be + to infinitive is to talk about definite plans and arrangements in the future.
We can also use ‘going to’ for future plans and the present continuous for future arrangements. By using this form, we are emphasizing the DEFINITE nature of the plan or arrangement.
We can use it to talk about past plans.
The past form can also be used to describe fate or what happened later.
Sometimes, it can mean a duty, the same as ‘must’.
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