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    Verbs Omitted

    I hope you're all fine.

    While I was reading an exercise book (by Cambridge), i saw these two sentences in which one verb is omitted. I cannot explain it for myself. It's a big kind if you help.

    Written there: We're getting a boat to a couple of islands.
    My opinion: We're getting a boat to go to a couple of islands.

    Written there: I'm sure we'll enjoy it whatever the weather.
    My opinion: I'm sure we'll enjoy it whatever the weather would be.

    Although i'm not sure if i've used a proper tense in the second sentence, but my main questions are:
    - Why are the verbs deleted?
    - Is it correct to use the rules (if any) in writing an essay?

    Thanking you

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    Re: Verbs Omitted

    If I said "I'm taking a plane to Vegas" do you think I omitted "to fly" from the sentence?

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    Re: Verbs Omitted

    No, the word plane shows that you're going to fly. I got the point. But is it proper for writing essays or should not be used?

    besides, my question about the second sentence has remained.

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    Re: Verbs Omitted

    I'm glad you got my point. There is nothing being omitted and it is fine for formal writing.

    In your second sentence, there is an understanding that "will be" is left unsaid.

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