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  1. Newbie
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    Help me

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I need your help to sort the following grammatical problem And that is


    Be+Of+ non-verb.

    1.These circumstances are of various kinds; yesterday they are as follow:………
    2.Not that breaking a dam or two is of much help.
    3.The committee said Zilqad month will be of 30 days ending today and Zilhajj month begins tomorrow.
    4.Can I be of some help to you?
    5.On the basis of his writings, undoubtedly this waterway will be of benefit to the public.
    6.This group is of most importance.
    7.He was of the Jinn.




    Wish you may help me in this regard.

    Your faithfully,
    Shiplu

  2. RonBee's Avatar
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    • Join Date: Feb 2003
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    #2

    Re: Help me

    Quote Originally Posted by shiplu View Post
    Be+Of+ non-verb
    1.These circumstances are of various kinds; yesterday they are as follow:
    There are various kinds of circumstances. (You can't say yesterday they are as follows
    2.Not that breaking a dam or two is of much help.
    Breaking a dam or two would not be much help.
    3.The committee said Zilqad month will be of 30 days ending today and Zilhajj month begins tomorrow.
    The committee said that Zilqad month is 30 days long (ending today) and that Zilhajj month begins tomorrow.
    4.Can I be of some help to you?
    Can I help you?
    5.On the basis of his writings, undoubtedly this waterway will be of benefit to the public.
    5.On the basis of his writings, undoubtedly this waterway will benefit the public.
    6.This group is of most importance.
    The group is the most important.
    Or:
    This group is very important.

    7.He was of the Jinn.
    He belonged to the Jinn.
    Or:
    He was part of the Jinn.

    ~R

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