Please tell me, the below sentences are correct or not?

  1. Work is to be done.
  2. Work to be done.

As per my knowledge, there is nothing like ‘be+ to be+ past participle ‘ 1st sentence can be written as, Work to be done is this or work to be done was this.

but i don’t know, please explain me .

  • There is work to be done. Dec 14, 2017 at 20:06
  • The second one is not a complete sentence because it doesn't have a subject and a verb. It could be correct as part of a larger sentence, though, like "Work to be done must be approved by a manager."
    – stangdon
    Dec 14, 2017 at 20:09

1 Answer 1


Work is to be done

a form of be + to be + past participle is prospective; it's not complete yet, but is intended to be so.

Work to be done

This isn't a full sentence; it's a phrase. Again, this means something not complete yet but intended to be completed.

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