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    Hello,

    I came across this:
    "life is --- time"

    This was written on a message board at a memorial house of a certain beverage company in Britain. I think a tourist wrote it praising the company or its beverage brand.

    You could put for example in the --- and say:
    "life is Budweiser time"
    (are you allowed to put proper nouns -actual names- in the forum...?)

    Might this be equivalent as:
    "Let's enjoy --- !" ?

    Any suggestions are heartfeltly welcome.
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: life is --- time

    Quote Originally Posted by takashi
    Hello,

    I came across this:
    "life is --- time"

    This was written on a message board at a memorial house of a certain beverage company in Britain. I think a tourist wrote it praising the company or its beverage brand.

    You could put for example in the --- and say:
    "life is Budweiser time"
    (are you allowed to put proper nouns -actual names- in the forum...?)

    Might this be equivalent as:
    "Let's enjoy --- !" ?

    Any suggestions are heartfeltly welcome.
    Thank you.
    It's defining 'Life'. Notice the copular structure:

    Life = Bud Time
    Bud Time = Life

    EX: Life is a bowl of cherries.

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    Thank you Casiopea,

    So then I can rewrite it as:
    "We were born to enjoy Bud."?
    or
    "Life is there to enjoy Bud."

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    Quote Originally Posted by takashi
    Thank you Casiopea,

    So then I can rewrite it as:
    "We were born to enjoy Bud."?
    or
    "Life is there to enjoy Bud."
    I think Bud Time functions as a predicate nominal. That is, it's renaming Life. What's Life? Life is Bud Time. The definition of Life is Bud Time (i.e., a joyous occasion).

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    Thank you Casiopea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takashi
    Thank you Casiopea.
    You're welcome. :D

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