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    Why 'be sure to'?

    I read the sentence 'If I'm ever in Montreal, be sure to look you up so we can have dinner' in the grammar book FLUENT ENGLISH'. I suspect that we should say 'I'm sure to look you up...' instead of 'be sure to', but I'm not sure. Am I right?

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    #2
    The original, could be "If you are ever in Montreal, be sure to look me up...". In your version, it could be "If I am ever in Montreal, I will be sure to look you up...".

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    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    I read the sentence 'If I'm ever in Montreal, be sure to look you up so we can have dinner' in the grammar book FLUENT ENGLISH'.
    In what universe is that fluent English?

    Who wrote the book?

    Have you quoted it verbatim?

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    Re: Why 'be sure to'?

    Fluent English


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    Random House, 2009年9月8日 - 240 页
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    Re: Why 'be sure to'?

    If your original sentence came from this book exactly as you wrote it, I would use the book for firewood.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 20-Mar-2014 at 08:49.

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