Two be’s or not two be’s? That is the question! 😆
- Trump’s already unstable personality may be being affected by a steroid, and he’s attacking his own officials.
- We cannot help but think these issues be associated with the rush to produce more vehicles by the end of each quarter to break new records.
- That sort of care towards the brand is something Tesla would be able to retribute simply with more demanding quality control.
And the corrections:
- Are you “being” crazy yet? The Grammar Cop is crazier than usual because of this doozy! “May be being affected” is not only wrong, it’s sickening and horrible. 😬 It is never okay to write “be being.” Here’s a simple fix: omit “being.” Here you go: Trump’s already unstable personality may be affected by a steroid…
- “Be” is not the right verb choice in this sentence. Replace with “are”: We cannot help but think these issues are associated with the rush… (Perhaps the writer was going for the subjunctive mood, but it’s not called for here.)
- Puzzling, isn’t it? “Retribute”? How complicated English can be when a writer (whose first language is not English; Portuguese in this case) tries too hard! The intended word is emulate. We only know this from the context, which, in the interest of brevity, was omitted here by the Grammar Cop. Oh, just FYI – this is the definition of “retribute,” according to thefreedictionary.com: retribute. Not exactly an everyday word.
The Grammar Cop hopes to see you next Friday after her brand-new computer is set up, which was waaay overdue. Perhaps you read my little complaint about my ancient 2008 model, here! Have a great week!