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    there be no end to your labors

    For a "lest" clause, do you normally use "there be" composition instead of "there is"?

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    ex)Before beginning to compose some articles, gauge the nature and extent of the enterprise and work from a suitable
    design to get a satisfactory style...But to write a biography, for example, you will need at least a rough scheme; you cannot plunge in blindly and start ticking off fact after fact about subject, lest you miss the forest for the trees and there be no end to your labors...

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    Re: there be no end to your labors

    The very few people who use 'lest' would probably use a subjunctive.

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