To Be or Not To Be

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office 634480

To Be or Not To Be

 

Indeed, that is the question: to be or not to be.

 

Let's take a look at some examples.

 

This houses needs renovated.  An alternative to this sentence is as follows.  This house needs to be renovated.

 

Here are some more examples which show the two different sentence structures.

 

The exterior of this house needs painted.

The exterior of this house needs to be painted.

 

The cow needs milked.

The cow needs to be milked.

 

The baby needs fed.

The baby needs to be fed.

 

I have heard people say these things both ways.  Either way, I understood what they meant.

 

Personally, I believe that the words to be are necessary in these sentences.  What do you think?

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Rainer
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Veronica Krzinska
Zenith Realty - Rosedale, MD

Ron,

That is a good question.  I am with you.  The sentences need to have to be.

Dec 24, 2017 09:42 AM #1
Rainer
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Alexandra "Sandy" Pzkowski
Zenith Realty - Baltimore, MD

Ron,

In the age of twitter, people have started to take short cuts with the English language.

Dec 24, 2017 09:44 AM #2
Rainer
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Kathryn Sparks
Zenith Realty - Baltimore, MD

Ron,

To be needs included.  I mean, "to be" needs to be included.

Dec 24, 2017 09:48 AM #3
Rainer
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Karen Krzniak
Zenith Realty - Towson, MD

Ron,

You really need to start associating with a more literate group of people.

Dec 24, 2017 09:52 AM #4
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Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office - Nottingham, MD

Sandy,

That is a very good point about the age of twitter.  It is getting to the point that a new language has been created.

Dec 24, 2017 09:54 AM #5
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Thank you for your post Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844  Happy Holidays to you. 

Dec 24, 2017 09:54 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office - Nottingham, MD

Karen,

You really need nicer.  I mean, you really need to be nicer.

Dec 24, 2017 09:55 AM #7
Rainer
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Alexandra "Sandy" Pzkowski
Zenith Realty - Baltimore, MD

Ron,

To Be is the best way to be, lest you would not be in which case you could not even ponder the question of to be or not to be and, yes, I agree "to be" is needed in your examples.

Dec 31, 2017 08:21 AM #8
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