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    Heaven Forbid

    "Heaven forbid!"

    "Heaven" is a single unit, and it appears "forbid" is not in the third person form.

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    Re: Heaven Forbid

    Quote Originally Posted by EricaWW View Post
    "Heaven forbid!"

    "Heaven" is a single unit, and it appears "forbid" is not in the third person form.
    It's subjunctive = 'May heaven (=God) help us'.

    'Britannia rule the waves.'
    .Heaven/God help us.'.
    'Long live the Queen.'

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