In the series Young Sheldon season 1 episode 13 at 1:16 the following is said:

But what benefit are rules to a dead man?

I also checked the subtitles and indeed this is what he says.

Is it grammatically correct? Shouldn't it be something like

But what of benefit are rules to a dead man?


If not already grammatically correct then it is certainly widely used and it will probably become accepted usage in a short time.

No, it shouldn't be what you suggest. That is ungrammatical. It could be:

But of what benefit are rules to a dead man?

Including "of" is more formal but "of" is widely omitted in such constructions.

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