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Which of the spans in 1.1 is the stronger? Be assured, you are in numerous company if you pick the left one at first glance, where the struts and wires are doing nothing useful at all.

Could you please tell me what is "Be assured" here?

I mean whether it is an adverb, adjective, so on?

And, would you please show me some examples exactly like such the following, considering my original sentence?

Be assured, ...

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  • It's a multi-word phrase. It doesn't have a part of speech.
    – user230
    Commented Mar 20, 2014 at 7:33
  • Thank you so much. But I would love to know what is it!
    – nima
    Commented Mar 20, 2014 at 8:31
  • I would just like to add that "rest assured" sounds more appropriate, in my opinion.
    – Helix Quar
    Commented Mar 24, 2014 at 8:38
  • I don't think it's "...is the stronger". We say "...is the strongest" or "...is stronger". Commented Mar 27, 2014 at 7:50

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This kind of constructions are mostly found in conversations. But they don't remain in the realm of conversation only. They are used without the subject as the subject is predictable and obvious. Here in your example the subject that is missing from "be assured" is "you". The full sentence will be "You be assured..."

More example sentences -

  1. Take it from me they can't come back to the game from this stage. = You take it from me that they can't come back to the game from here.

  2. Listen, be careful with that. You are dealing with something sensitive. = You listen, you be careful with that. You are dealing with something sensitive.

N.B I completely agree with MMJZ. I added this answer to add something extra to what he already told, and of course to provide some more example sentences.

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It's an imperative. The statement starts with an order: this person should be assured that (and the rest of the sentence follows). The 'assured' is a past participle but can almost be treated as an adjective.

It's a common phrase with a similar meaning to 'trust me' or 'it is likely that'.

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  • However, I need some more examples exactly like what I have said.
    – nima
    Commented Mar 21, 2014 at 17:50
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"Be" is a verb. "Assured" is an adjective. Both together are not a part of speech, they are a complete phrase (they could stand alone as a sentence, with an implied "You" as the subject).

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