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    Question be rest assured OR rest assured

    I often come across the phrases "be rest assured" and "rest assured." I have this feeling that whenever there are two options in English grammar, one of the options is usually incorrect. So, which is correct or are both correct?

    1) be rest assured
    2) rest assured

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    Re: be rest assured OR rest assured

    "Be assured" and "rest assured" mean the same thing.
    I think "be rest assured" is incorrect.
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    Re: be rest assured OR rest assured

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I think "be rest assured" is incorrect.
    It is.

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    Re: be rest assured OR rest assured

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It is.
    Do you mean "be rest assured" is correct? Is it OK to have two verbs before an adjective?
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    Re: be rest assured OR rest assured

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Do you mean "be rest assured" is correct? Is it OK to have two verbs before an adjective?
    No. You can rest assured or you can be assured. In both cases, the adjective assured​ follows a verb.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: be rest assured OR rest assured

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Do you mean "be rest assured" is correct? Is it OK to have two verbs before an adjective?
    The "it is" confirmed your stated belief that it was incorrect.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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