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Could anybody help me out with the sentence I came across in my friend`s test:

The drilling platform to be constructed is determined based on the depth at which drilling must be carried out in a particular oil field. 

What grammar rule is applied here when we use "to be constructed"?

I would personally choose the same answer but I can`t figure out how to explain it to my friend. the other options were 1)has been constructed; 2)is constructed

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  • You said you would select the same answer... but you didn't say what the options were.
    – Mari-Lou A
    May 28, 2021 at 3:58
  • Please edit your question and add the necessary details. Thank you.
    – Mari-Lou A
    May 28, 2021 at 4:00

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The drilling platform to be constructed is determined based on the depth at which drilling must be carried out in a particular oil field.

The phrase to be constructed is an adjectival infinitive and describes the noun platform.

An adjectival infinitive is a type of verbal, which is formed from a verb but may function as a noun, adverb, or adjective.

You can refer to this set of reference material from Towson.

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