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    Default Difference between these two

    Come what may, we'll still go out tonight.
    Be that as it may, we'll still go out tonight.


    Can anyone tell me what the difference between these two sentences is?

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    Default Re: Difference between these two

    #1 means "no matter what"

    #2 is a response to something that was said previously: "even though you think that, we're still going out tonight." It's a way of acknowledging what someone said, but showing that you're not taking their advice.

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    Default Re: Difference between these two

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthelion View Post
    Come what may, we'll still go out tonight. In this instance, someone is saying it doesn't matter what happens, we are still going out.
    Be that as it may, we'll still go out tonight. In this instance, something has has already happened which might stop them from going out, but the other person says, it doesn't matter, we are still going out. It could be that Jim called his friend and said, "I've had a flat tire on my car and I can't drive"................. to which the friend says, "be that as it may" or o.k. so, you've had a flat tire, we'll go out anyway, we'll take a taxi, or I'll pick you up, or some other solution.


    Can anyone tell me what the difference between these two sentences is?

    I am not a teacher.

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    Got it, thanks.

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