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      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
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      • Tunisia
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      • Tunisia

    • Join Date: Apr 2004
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    #1

    whether it be

    Dear teachers,

    Do we need the subjunctive after "whether" in formal English?

    Choosing a gift, be it / whether it be (is?) for a business contact, friend or relative, has evolved into a consummate art.

    Many thanks,
    Hela


    • Join Date: Jul 2007
    • Posts: 554
    #2

    Re: whether it be

    We don't need a subjunctive here and most people would choose not to use one.

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