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    #1

    To be his or not to be his.

    "To be his or not to be his."

    "To be his shop or not to be his shop."

    Could you please tell me what does it mean?

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    #2

    Re: To be his or not to be his.

    It means nothing without some context.

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    #3

    Re: To be his or not to be his.

    The question is whether this shop is to be his or not to be his?

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    #4

    Re: To be his or not to be his.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    The question is whether this shop is to be his or not to be his?
    It's a poor allusion to Hamlet. If that's your intention, keep it. If you don't know what I'm talking about, it's a bad sentence.
    "Is this the shop he intends buying, or not?"

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    Re: To be his or not to be his.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It's a poor allusion to Hamlet. If that's your intention, keep it. If you don't know what I'm talking about, it's a bad sentence.
    "Is this the shop he intends buying, or not?"
    I know what you want to say. But my question is "to be his" what does it mean? Is it used in daily conversation as well?

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    #6

    Re: To be his or not to be his.

    It means nothing by itself. They are not sentences. Where did you find them?

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    Re: To be his or not to be his.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It means nothing by itself. They are not sentences. Where did you find them?
    I heard it while watching a series on television.

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    #8

    Re: To be his or not to be his.

    Well, it means nothing out of context - unless it means what I said above.

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    Re: To be his or not to be his.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Well, it means nothing out of context - unless it means what I said above.
    Can you please write one sentence?

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    #10

    Re: To be his or not to be his.

    Raymott did so in post #4.

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