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--- On Mon, 1/23/12, Ian Spolarich <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> At this point, I came across the construction "I am to
> sing." This is a
> curious construction, I think, and it appears occasionally
> in things like
> "he is to speak at the benefit," or something. 

Strange to say, but it looks like an ordinary supine to me. I think this
would answer to the first supine in Latin: venit in curia oratum sort of
thing. Dunno if they had benefits in those days...

> -Ian
> 
> Also--what is the technical term for this construction?

Padraic