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20 June 2021 — Is to

 

What does "is to" express here?

 

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The U.S. Postal Service is to deliver mail Friday and Saturday, despite the new Juneteenth federal holiday.

(June 19th holiday was signed into law June 17th.)

 

Choose one or more options.
 

1.

The U.S. Postal Service is (going) to deliver mail Friday and Saturday, despite the new Juneteenth federal holiday.

2.

The U.S. Postal Service is (expected) to deliver mail Friday and Saturday, despite the new Juneteenth federal holiday.

3.

The U.S. Postal Service is (required) to deliver mail Friday and Saturday, despite the new Juneteenth federal holiday.

 

GLOSSARY

  • contract (N) – a written and legally binding agreement
  • despite (Adj) – in spite of; even with; He mailed the letter despite the bad weather. Because vs Despite.
  • federal (Adj) – belonging to or regarding the central government of the union of states, national
  • is to (a modal-like expression) – (be) + infinitive,
  • Juneteenth – "The Juneteenth National Independence Day Act grants every federal employee a day off to commemorate June 19, 1865, the day enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, discovered President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved African Americans in rebel states 2½ years earlier. The day is also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day " Michael Collins. USA Today, 17 June 2021. usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/06/17/usps-deliver-mail-friday-and-saturday-despite-juneteenth-holiday/7737088002/

 

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