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    Default Re:prompt answer please

    if you be such...or if you are such...
    confused!

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    Wink Re: prompt answer please

    Quote Originally Posted by Fariba View Post
    if you be such...or if you are such...
    confused!
    There's no need to use the subjunctive mood, so the second of the two is okay:

    If you are such a kind person, you could help me carry these bags then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fariba View Post
    if you be such...or if you are such...
    confused!
    could you provide a sentence with either of them? which one do you think is correct?

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    Default Re: prompt answer please

    if you be ....,i'll do something for you!
    you i know here in if clause i should use present but wonder if we can use be in here...if not so could you write where do we exactly use "be" as a verb i mean just "be" not "am,is or are".
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    Default Re: prompt answer please

    He demanded that I be quiet. (be - is subjunctive here)

    If-constructions have no 'be' , only the present tense of the verb 'to be'. Maybe together with 'should', as a subjunctive:

    If you should be elected, I will throw a party to celebrate.

    (meaning 'in case you'll be elected')
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    Yes ...got it...thanks Bianca.

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