Mar 6th, 2014, 09:44 am
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| | Reduction or omission of GOING TO and some grammar element in a sentence.
Dear teachers and members:
As stated in my title, I find that the auxiliary GOING TO is reduced or omitted in some sentences. I know about Reduced Adverb Clause, Incomplete Adverb and Noun Clause and so on, which are grammatically correct. I would like to know if in these two sentences the same gramatical phenomenon happens.
1°) This was the first of many mistakes Kuklinski was to commit.
2°) At the time they arrived, the young woman had died; the gunshot wound was to blame.
a) As to my knowledge, the first sentence can also be as follows:
This was the first of many mistakes Kuklinski was going to commit.
b) I think that in the second sentence some grammar element is missing, but I am not quite sure which one it is.
At the time they arrived, the young woman had died; the gunshot wound was to blame.
I beg for your help in this grammar confusion.