Rinat Sanatulov
What does "I'm to die today" mean? Played The Witcher 3 and found there the phrase "I'm to die today. I wish to look smashing for the occasion". What does it mean by "I am to do something"?. In the description to a card it was found by me. Can someone explain it to me?
Nov 14, 2018 8:52 PM
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"I am to do something" is an old English construction. It is the same as "I am going to do something" So, "I'm to die today." is saying, "I'm going to die today." The Witcher 3 is set in medieval times when that type of speech was more normal. You could use that structure today but it is very uncommon.
November 14, 2018
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Rinat Sanatulov
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