"He would alive" vs "He would be alive"

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Dear All,

 

I came across the sentence: 1) "He would alive".

I expected something like: 2) "He would be alive".

Is the first sentence correct? does it have the same meaning as the second one? Is the verb is an auxillary verb in the first sentence?

 

Thanks in advance,

Ali

asked Dec 04 '12 at 20:31 Alireza New member

You can't take a transcript of a movie to use for grammatical purposes. The word 'be' may have been left out by accident.

Lewis NeidhardtJan 10 '13 at 20:57

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In a word, no. 'Alive' is an adjective, so there is no verb in the first example.

link answered Dec 04 '12 at 22:29 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Thanks for the answer. I take it that you mean that the verb "be" is omitted. Is the first sentence acceptable in a conversation?

AlirezaDec 05 '12 at 13:25

No, it's not a complete sentence because it lacks a verb.

Lewis NeidhardtDec 07 '12 at 19:37

I came across this again in a movie: "Otherwise, he'd still alive."
http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/s/sherlock-holmes-script-transcript.html

AlirezaJan 10 '13 at 16:30

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