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Hi, Francis,

"Ravi Shastri is just glad to be back home in Mumbi."

If we remove "be" from the sentence, does it make sense? Or else why did "be" use here and what is the meaning?

The adjective "glad" is usually complementized by an infinitive to indicate the action or the state that makes the person glad. "To be" there indicates that the person has returned from some other place:

- He is glad to have returned home.
- He is glad to be back home.

Without "to be," we'd use an adjective that can work better alone, for example:

- He is happy back home. (We can also say: He is happy to be back home.)

Last edited by Gustavo, Co-Moderator

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