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Stefano
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to be

Post by Stefano » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:32 pm

Hello everyone.
Could you help me please?
I can't make sense of this phrase:" Somerset is the place to be on October 17th and18th."
What does it mean "to be" in this context?
Perhaps, that it would be a good idea to be there ( in Somerset) on October 17th and 18th???
I'm somewhat confused.

alawton
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Re: to be

Post by alawton » Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:47 pm

Hello,

It means that it is a place that you will want to be at. It means lots of things, that you don't want to miss, will be happening there at that time. You see "place to be" in advertising a lot. Restaurants use it a lot. They will say someting like "Tuesdays nights at Bob's Restaurant is the place to be. There are half price drinks and a live band plays." They are trying to get you to go there so they want to make you think that you are missing something important if you are not there. I hope this helps!

Andrew Lawton
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Stefano
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Re: to be

Post by Stefano » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:08 pm

Thank you Andrew, It helped me, all clear.

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