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I apologize if the question is stupid ,but I can't remember/understand why sell is in this form, and not sell for example.Can be sold by this steady phrase? Thanks

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    Your question is unclear. Are you asking about active vs passive voice? Feb 26, 2021 at 17:27
  • @DanielRoseman the sentence from the textbook, sounds like this: " i regret that the company will have to be sold."
    – Loken
    Feb 26, 2021 at 17:31
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    Yes and what is your question about that sentence? Feb 26, 2021 at 17:35
  • @DanielRoseman I can't understand why / by what rule we write be sold, and not be sell
    – Loken
    Feb 26, 2021 at 17:37
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    Because that is how you form the passive in English. Feb 26, 2021 at 17:39

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“Sold” is a past tense word, but what we’re essentially saying is that it will need to become sold, i.e. it “will have to” (at some point in the future) “be sold”.

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  • thank you, and there is a name for the rule to google or just logically so ?
    – Loken
    Feb 26, 2021 at 17:40
  • I don’t know of a name for the rule, but simply googling the definition should explain it. It’s a common usage for verbs, e.g., “must be removed/explained/locked/cooked/ad infinitum”.
    – Chris Mack
    Feb 26, 2021 at 17:43
  • thank you for your help :)
    – Loken
    Feb 26, 2021 at 17:45

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