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    Default to be ellipsis

    Can one say:
    1-All he needs is his car at the gate.
    instead of:
    2-All he needs is for his car to be at the gate.

    Can one say:
    3-All he needs is his id card in his hand.
    instead of:
    4-All he needs is for his id card to be in his hand.

    Can one say:
    5-All he needs is the right answers in the right boxes on that form.
    instead of:
    6-All he needs is to have the right answers in the right boxes on that form.

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    Navi.

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    Default Re: to be ellipsis

    I believe so.

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    Default Re: to be ellipsis

    Yes, they are fine.

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