Example sentences of "[vb mod] [be] [adj] to [be] [adj] " in BNC.

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1 erm In principle it should be possible to be able to speak into a microphone , or to write on a pad , with a pencil , and the computer would be connected to the microphone or the pad and would take in and interpret what you 've done , without having to learn this rather clumsy method of putting things in one letter at a time .
2 I take the opportunity of the publication of your paper to draw attention to these small details , with respect to which I have never moved myself , because until they interest others in the neighbourhood i should be sorry to be supposed to move in them for any interest of my own .
3 I divested myself of all my own French honours and laid them in my elder son 's lap on condition he should be content to be French , as I had discovered I was English .
4 If the praise is genuine , the giver should be able to be specific .
5 Appropriate action must take place at once — you are dealing with realities , not wish-fulfilment , so you should be able to be sympathetic but firm .
6 Faith in the paramountcy of the market must be consistent to be persuasive .
7 It is often assumed that textual discussion must be complex to be acceptable .
8 While Prince Charles must be relieved to be free of a marriage which had become a sham , he , his family and in the end the British Government have met Diana 's terms .
9 Sister will always be remembered for her words , You must be cruel to be kind .
10 Evidence , in whatever form , must be relevant to be admissible .
11 WE must be prepared to be flexible ; grasp opportunity ; recognise that we all have customers [ internal and external ] ; give everyone the service that we 'd expect every time ; ask for what we need to get the job done quickly and effectively well in advance of the start date .
12 I know they 're very clever , it must be wonderful to be able to write like Alan Sillitoe .
13 I do n't know it must be wonderful to be able to mend .
14 I think we must be careful to be sure that we 're talking about a particular group in society in a sense , because you 've used words like ‘ graphical ’ and ‘ functions ’ and so forth and that seems to me to be limiting the section of society that we 're talking about — perhaps , what are we talking about , one in ten , one in four , certainly not more than that ?
15 If it was now , they might be inclined to be physical ’ .
16 But he 's got to strip the bonnet so Dave said well I 'll get my lad to strip the bonnet this afternoon and er you know , few hundred quid for the day we 'll be glad to be able to finish off doing them and He 's got too many
17 ‘ He 'll be happy to be alive and perhaps he 'll help me to escape . ’
18 It may be preferable to be silent regarding the date for expressions of interest until such time as a number of parties have expressed such interest .
19 ‘ There are several problems a nurse returner might face when working for an agency , and it may be helpful to be aware of these in advance .
20 If you are to live in rented accommodation or a hotel while finding somewhere more permanent to live in your new domicile , your employer may be willing to be responsible for those costs .
21 This Information memorandum , or a covering letter for the memorandum ( which will outline the sale procedures and timetable ) will advise interested parties of the intended structure of the transaction , highlighting areas where you may be prepared to be flexible .
22 It would be pleasant to be able to say that , as a result , the existence of all automated personal data handling systems is known , even if not much has been vouchsafed of what they do .
23 ‘ I would be delighted to be able to tell you , ’ Mr Kinnock began .
24 Heseltine/Kinnock : Yes , well I would be delighted to be able to tell you .
25 She was fast coming to the conclusion that it would be impossible to be neutral about Matthew Preston .
26 It would be satisfying to be able to list examples of phonological differences between accents in the area of stress and intonation , but unfortunately , straightforward examples are not available ; we do not yet know enough about the phonological functions of stress and intonation , and too little work has been done on comparing accents in terms of these factors .
27 But there are just as many times when it would be nice to be anonymous .
28 It would be nice to be able to ride .
29 When a pet cat has started scratching the fabric of a valuable chair , for example , or has begun to make messes on an expensive carpet , it would be helpful to be able to sprinkle or smear some hated odour there to keep the animal away .
30 Most of this has to do with Veronica Lake 's deep , husky voice : a smoky spirit whose name and form collectively conjured up a feminine aura of water , vapour , air , smoke and flesh at the same time ; a floating dreamboat that any boy of six would be proud to be married to .
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