Several decades ago, I remember a humorous but insightful story or article about the verb "to be" in English, referring to it as the "deity form" if I remember correctly. I suspect it was on National ...
I was taught that we made passive voice using be + the participle of the main verb, without changing the verb tense. E.g., I send letters. (present simple) Letters are sent. (present simple ...
I've just read this sentence: ...As long as they have their own independent lives and help out only when needed, mothers-in-law can play a very useful role in any family... My question is about ...
Should it be something like "The safety must be put first" or is there some other commonly used form for this sentence?