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    Verb To Be

    Both Are Good Students, But I Believe John Is The Better.
    Both Are Good Students, But I Believe John To Be The Better.

    Are Both Grammatically Correct?
    Is So, Why Does It Happen In This Case? Could You Possible Give Me Another Example In Which It Happens? Thanks A Lot


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    Re: Verb To Be

    Yes, both are correct.

    The second sentence is the present subjunctive form.

    I asked that it be done yesterday

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    Re: Verb To Be

    I mean, I was looking for other examples in which itīs possible to use either "is" or "to be"

    I think/guess/hope/suppose John is (to be) the better of the two
    I think/guess/hope/suppose it is (to be) easy to play the piano

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