Proved or Proved To Be

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Dinner conversation last night turned to pet peaves in student writing -- that is what happens when your dinner companions are a 4th grade teacher, an Algebra II teacher, an AP History teacher, and the school year is winding down. Somehow the following usage came up, and the group could not decide which was "correct."

 

The twentieth century’s early years proved a difficult time for local and regional breweries.

The twentieth century’s early years proved to be a difficult time for local and regional breweries.

 

I couldn't help with this one.

asked Jun 08 '12 at 00:06 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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