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Reply Tue 4 Jun, 2019 06:23 pm
Would you please look at the following passage and explain what "he is to" means? Thank you.

Maurizio Sarri admitted he misses Italy amid growing reports he is hoping to leave Chelsea to become Juventus boss.

In an interview with the Italian edition of Vanity Fair magazine, the Blues boss revealed his longing to return home in comments that will strengthen speculation that he is to join the Serie A champions.
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Reply Tue 4 Jun, 2019 10:43 pm
@paok1970,
It means that Maurizio Sarri wants to leave his job with the Chelsea Blues and take charge of the Juventus team. Essentially, he wants to change where he works.
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Jewels Vern
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jun, 2019 12:02 am
@paok1970,
That is the verb 'to join'.

One might say "he is supposed to join," or "he is scheduled to join," but most often we just say "he is to join."
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jun, 2019 10:49 am
@paok1970,
"Is to" is a construction using the third person singular present indicative conjugation of "be."

You're more likely to find constructions including "going," e.g. "he is going to..." which conveys the same basic meaning.

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