• For each tuft to be inserted along the width of the axminster carpet, there is a corresponding metal gripper which rises from the bed of the loom to grip the appropriate coloured end of yarn from the vertical yarn carrier.

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Please, say details about the uses of to be. I don't know the way of using to be in the way it has been used in above sentence. What does to be mean in this sentence?

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It means "which someone will soon insert, or is expected to insert in the nearest future".

Or, if you prefer, "slated for insertion."

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