I was wondering about sentences such as, for instance, "I am going to be hugged."
I assumed "hugged" is a passive verb in this context, but what about the verb "to be"? Is it considered active or passive?
I'm not asking about the sentence, but specifically about the verb "to be". I'm clear on the sentence as a whole being phrased in passive voice, and on "hugged" being a passive verb in context; but "to be", specifically, is weird to me: the aforementioned "to be" feels close in meaning to "acting the part of a person who is currently being hugged", which is quite an active interpretation of it. It feels strange to me to say that "being" something can be passive. I am actively being that something; it is me who is "doing the being", while someone else is "doing the hugging", so it seems to me as though the former should be active while the latter should be passive.