a question In a New Headway book I came accross this question - Why were luxuries, not necessities, the earliest goods to be traded? What is the construction of - to be traded- Is it infinitive present passive? Shouldn't it be - that were traded.
Dec 13, 2016 11:06 AM
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Yes - passive present infinitive. This is correct, and your alternative is also correct.
December 13, 2016
I think the first one is something that has to be done in the future and the second one is something that was done in the past. Am I correct?
December 15, 2016
A question to you: what do you think the difference is between "the earliest goods to be traded" and "the earliest goods that were traded"? :)
December 13, 2016
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