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Mary
Is this sentence true or false? I deem it an honour to accept your invitation. If it's right, why not is " I deem it is an honour to accept your invitation. "
26. Okt 2012 06:26
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That is very old fashioned. It is an honour to accept your invitation. , is more natural.
26. Oktober 2012
A correct rewrite is ''I deem it to be an honour...'', even though the rewrite is wordy. Your use of indicative ''is'' really doesn't fit here. You're talking about your opinion. Understand ''deem'' as similar to ''consider'' (but more decisive). ''I consider it an honour...'' is also correct.
26. Oktober 2012
Mary
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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