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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 9:40:50 AM
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Labels for dispensed medicines should be prepared mechanically, that is, be typed/printed rather than handwritten, except when the label printer and/or computer are not working.
http://www.buttercups.co.uk/website/enrolment-decisions.nsf/setup/documents/$file/da-module-8.pdf
please explain the grammatical form, function and meaning of "be" in "be typed/printed..."
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:27:31 AM

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It would help to simplify the sentence . . .

Labels for dispensed medicines should be prepared mechanically.
Labels for dispensed medicines should be typed/printed rather than handwritten (except when the label printer and/or computer are not working).

"Be" is the infinitive auxiliary verb coming after "should" to make "type" and "print" into passive forms.

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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 12:25:12 PM
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