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    Best be avoided

    Is "best be avoided" correct?
    If so, can you give me an example?

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    Re: Best be avoided

    That's not how it works here. You give an example sentence containing those words so we can see if you are using it correctly.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Best be avoided

    This is best be avoided.

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    #4

    Re: Best be avoided

    No, I don't know what you're trying to say.

    Have you seen that somewhere?

    In any case, I advise you against using it.
    Not a professional teacher

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    #5

    Re: Best be avoided

    Quote Originally Posted by darri View Post
    This is best be avoided.
    The "is" is wrong in it. Otherwise, it's not uncommon with a suitable modal verb instead (of the "is").

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    #6

    Re: Best be avoided

    If you want to use "is", remove "be".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Best be avoided

    Try to write a sentence telling us what 'this' is and why we should avoid it.

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    #8

    Re: Best be avoided

    Bears are best avoided?

    And I can not say a sentence with the "be avoided" version, don't know where I got it from.

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    #9

    Re: Best be avoided

    Quote Originally Posted by darri View Post
    Bears are best avoided.
    That's OK.

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    Re: Best be avoided

    Quote Originally Posted by darri View Post
    Bears are best avoided.

    And I cannot say come up with/write a sentence with the "be avoided" version; I don't know where I got it from.
    That could be reworded as "Bears best be avoided" but it's not as natural as "Bears are best avoided", or as common as "It's best to avoid bears".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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