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  1. #1

    Question Be

    May I just ask what word comes after the word "be"?

    is it past tense?
    past participle?
    present? (i think it's not)

    and what part of speech does word "be" include?

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    Re: Be

    Do you mean the base verb be or forms of the verb BE; e.g., am, is, was, were, be, been, being?

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    Re: Be

    For example:

    It will be know, knew, known tomorrow?

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    Re: Be

    Known is a past participle in form, and it functions as part of the future passive verb will be known. Be functions as an auxiliary verb.

    Ex: It will be known tomorrow.

    All the best.

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    Re: Be

    So after the auxiliary verb 'be' we must use 'past participle form of verb' ?

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    Re: Be

    That's correct. Are there other examples that you would like to discuss?

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    Re: Be

    How about this one:

    I want to be "complete" or "completed"?

    which one is correct in grammar?

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    Re: Be

    I want to be complete. <adjective modifying I>
    I want to be completed. <past participle, passive construct>
    I want to be completely clear. <adverb modifying clear>

    Does that help?

    Any more?

  9. #9

    Re: Be

    Thanks Casiopea !!!

    Now I know !!!

    or should I say "Now I knew !!!"?

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    Re: Be

    Know is the one. There's also Now I see, Now I get it, and Now I understand.

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