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    It's be

    Dear teacher,

    Is it grammatically acceptable to say:

    1. "It's be great!"
    2. "It's be three days."

    What is the role of the word 'be' in each of the two sentences above?

    Thanks,
    PBLearner

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    Re: It's be

    Quote Originally Posted by PBLearner View Post
    Dear teacher,

    Is it grammatically acceptable to say:

    1. "It's be great!"
    2. "It's be three days."

    What is the role of the word 'be' in each of the two sentences above?

    Thanks,
    PBLearner
    No, these aren't correct. "Is" is a form of the verb "to be". "Be" doesn't belong in the sentences at all.
    You want:
    1. It's great!
    2. It's three days.

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    Re: It's be

    Not a teacher.

    True, unless you meant for 's to mean has, in which case you want:
    1. "It's been great!"
    2. "It's been three days"

    Has been is the the present perfect (third person) of to be.

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    #4

    Re: It's be

    Quote Originally Posted by PBLearner View Post
    Dear teacher,

    Is it grammatically acceptable to say:

    1. "It's be great!"
    2. "It's be three days."

    What is the role of the word 'be' in each of the two sentences above
    Suggested corrections:


    1. It'd be great!

    • Meaning, It would be great.



    2. It'd be three days.

    • Meaning, It would be three days.

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