Questions tagged [to-be-deletion]

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What is the purpose of 'to be' in this sentence and is it grammatically incorrect if it is omitted?

It (Parasite) is the first-ever South Korean film to be nominated for an Oscar. A student of mine asked me why there is 'to be' in this sentence. What is the purpose of 'to be' in this sentence and ...
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Differences between Verb + to be + adjectives and Verb + adjective

If you have a more illustrative title, feel free to change it. I searched but I couldn't find one. This may be an easy and trivial question; if so, I am sorry. What are the differences between ...