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    #1

    Is "verb to be" needed ?

    which of these sentences are grammatically correct:
    1- Making tobacco illegal is a very radical step, and it is shouldn't be done
    2-Making tobacco illegal is a very radical step, and it shouldn't be done
    the second sentence is without "is". Is it correct or not, and why.
    Many thanks for considering my request

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    #2

    Re: Is "verb to be" needed ?

    The first is incorrect- there's no need for is before the modal verb. The second is grammatically correct.

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    #3

    Re: Is "verb to be" needed ?

    George, make sure every sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with the correct punctuation mark.

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    #4

    Re: Is "verb to be" needed ?

    Okey. I'll do that, thanks.

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    #5

    Re: Is "verb to be" needed ?

    "Okey" is not correct. Use "okay".

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    #6

    Re: Is "verb to be" needed ?

    ...or OK.

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    #7

    Re: Is "verb to be" needed ?

    More likely:

    Outlawing tobacco would be a radical step, and it shouldn't be done.

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