I wanted to ask a lot of questions concerning this phrase:
I always consult with my children who are affected by the decisions to be made.
- What role does the particle "to" perform in this phrase? Whether "to" simply accompanies the infinitive, or has also another grammatical role?
- What role does the principal verb perform in relation to "to be made"?
- What does "to be + past participle" mean excluding from the explanation the role of the constructions "going to be + pp" and "used to be + pp"? If there are, what are the various meanings of "to be + pp"?