Consider these two sentences when some is gonna demonstrate the plan:

  1. Here is the plan
  2. Here be the plan

What is the difference between them? Is the second sentence grammatically ok?

  • The second sentence is grammatically incorrect. Jul 29, 2021 at 10:16
  • @JavaLatte - I think the 'be' usage here is a bit more modern? Jul 29, 2021 at 10:20
  • @MichaelHarvey I't take your word for it. Modern passed me by a long time ago.
    – JavaLatte
    Jul 29, 2021 at 10:23
  • @JavaLatte I hesitate to call it 2020s 'jive talk'. Jul 29, 2021 at 10:24

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The difference is that 'be' for 'is' (and, also, 'gonna' for 'going to') are street talk, slang, informal, and not standard English. Avoid them in formal writing, school work, etc.

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