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    being late

    I will be late.
    or
    I will late.
    Which one is correct? ,first one seems to be correct

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    Re: being late

    Quote Originally Posted by moqaddas View Post
    I will be late.
    or
    I will late.
    Which one is correct? ,first one seems to be correct
    Yes, the first one.

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    Re: being late

    Moqaddas, do you know why the second one is incorrect?

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    Re: being late

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    Moqaddas, do you know why the second one is incorrect?
    I think ''late'' is noun and ''be'' makes it verb,by the way I don't know I am just guessing,would you like to tell me?

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    Re: being late

    Quote Originally Posted by moqaddas View Post
    I think ''late'' is noun and ''be'' makes it verb,by the way I don't know I am just guessing,would you like to tell me?
    Yes, of course. "Late" isn't a noun. It's an adjective in this sentence.

    We can say

    I am late.

    You are late.

    He will be late.

    They were late.

    The adjective "late" needs the verb "be" in these sentences. In English, every sentence must have a verb.

    So we cannot say

    I late.

    You late.

    He late.

    They late.


    These are not correct sentences, because they don't have any verbs.

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