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    Default Be it

    I don't understand the grammar of "be it". Would you like to analyze it for me?

    Be it black or white, a cat that catches mice is a good cat.

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    Default Re: Be it

    Formulaic subjunctive, I think, NH. 'If/whether it be black or white...'

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    Default got it.

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