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I have one doubt about the structure “to be + past participle”

In some cases I have seen ‘to be + past participle’ replaces ‘is to be + past participle’

Example:

this work is to be done ⤏ this work to be done.

My question is, does ‘to be + past participle’ replaces ‘was to be + past participle’ also?

Like example:

this work to be done ⤏ this work was to be done.

in any of the cases can we use like that?

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    The work (to be done) is a different grammatical structure from the work is (to be done). The first is not a complete sentence.
    – Andrew
    Nov 27 '17 at 18:17
  • -1 Not clear what you are asking. What does verb3 mean? This is not a standard abbreviation. Also, as per Andrew's comment, the two phrases in each example are not equivalent : one is a sentence, the other is a phrase. Nov 27 '17 at 21:54
  • Yeah, what is a verb3, anyway.
    – Lambie
    Nov 27 '17 at 22:41
  • @Lambie I took the liberty to change "verb 3" to "past participle". Perhaps, OP's intention was the third form of the verb. Or something like that.
    – Cardinal
    Nov 28 '17 at 0:16
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Active voice : present perfect> To have sent. Passive voice : present perfect> To have been sent .

Form Active voice Passive voice
Simple Present To sent To be sent. Simple Present Cont To be sending -

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