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# "be it" vs. "whether it is" vs. "whether it be"

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Hello,

I have seen all three titled phrases used in dependent clauses. Which one is the correct phrase?

For example, I like to play sports, (be it/ whether it is/ whether it be) tennis, soccer or volleyball.

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15 Mar 2010, 08:14
Anyone can help on this?

Thank you.
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15 Mar 2010, 19:55
Can you post a particular question using these phrases where you got confused --
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03 Aug 2010, 11:33
calvinhobbes wrote:
Hello,

I have seen all three titled phrases used in dependent clauses. Which one is the correct phrase?

For example, I like to play sports, (be it/ whether it is/ whether it be) tennis, soccer or volleyball.

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03 Aug 2010, 17:19
I will go with "whether it is" as it sounds better to me
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08 Aug 2010, 06:39
kissthegmat wrote:
I will go with "whether it is" as it sounds better to me

I know its a dead discussion but I think.. be it shall be used when I have to pick from the options ....

whether it shall be used when there is some condition

I love playing , be it cricket, chess or soccer...
e.g I will play tomorrow. whether it rains or not ....

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