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Is there any meaning difference in below sentences?

What should we use to give information of future upcoming event?

(a) Elections that were to be held on Monday has been cancelled.

(b) Elections that are be be held on Monday has been cancelled.

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neither as written, use

Elections that were to be held on Monday HAVE been cancelled.

WERE because it now will not happen.

HAVE I cannot explain with a reference, sadly. It just should be so, perhaps there is a single cancellation event and that has caused this verb form to be used.

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    "have" because it is the present perfect. The sentence is about the current state of the elections. – James K Nov 21 '20 at 10:27
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a) Elections that were to be held on Monday have been cancelled.

This is correct. In the past, the elections were to have been held. They no longer are to be held.

(b) Elections that are be be held on Monday have been cancelled.

This makes no sense. If the elections are to be held then they have not been cancelled. You cannot both cancel and hold the elections.

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