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    the omitted verb 'be'

    • I have recently read "A Piece of My Mind", and in the book, a story say about a married couple who agree to donate their brain-dead son's organs and therefore, receive so many letters of encouragement... ,
      and in the story, the husband say afterwards "All this for a decision that seemed so obvious we've forgotten which of us suggested it."

      In the sentence in bold, is the word 'was' omitted after the underlined phrase 'All this'?

      In addition, in the spoken English there being a subject, is the verb 'be' often omitted?

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    Re: the omitted verb 'be'

    The sentence is correct as it is, whether spoken or written.

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    Re: the omitted verb 'be'

    Thank you bhaisahab for your apply; you are the first person to visit in my four thread.
    Do you think the sentence is an exclamation?
    Why doesn't the sentence have a verb?

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    Re: the omitted verb 'be'

    Answered in detail here.

    ladder of yakob, please do not post on this forum at the same time as you post on others.

    It's not always helpful to post on multiple forms simultaneously. Learners generally think that it means they'll get a helpful range of opinions. However, what we find is that responses here might say one thing and we then get bombarded with "Oh, but over at XXXXX.com they said ...".

    We recommend posting a question on one forum only initially. If you do not get a satisfactory answer from that forum and you feel that you have exhausted its possibilities, then of course trying a different forum might help. It is only courteous however, to tell the second forum that you have already asked the question on another forum and then give a precis of the answers you received there, along with an explanation of why you are now looking elsewhere.
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    Thread closed to save our members' time.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 13-Aug-2014 at 10:13.

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