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    Default Is 'be' here absolutely needed?

    Hi, teachers,
    Is 'Be' verbs needed in the following sentence?
    The waterway, formerly a scenic attration [was] famous for its aquatic life, has been badly contaminated by industrial, agricultural and domestic wastes.

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    Wuwei

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    Default Re: Is 'be' here absolutely needed?

    No, you cannot put "was" there.

    If you use "was", you have to put 'that' or 'which' before "was". The waterway, formerly a scenic attraction that was famous for its aquatic life, has been badly contaminated by industrial, agricultural and domestic wastes.

    Say, 'Is a 'to be' verb needed........?. You have to say 'Is a verb...?' or 'Are verbs...?'.
    Last edited by 2006; 09-Jul-2007 at 06:05.

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    Default Re: Is 'be' here absolutely needed?

    Thanks, 2006

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