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Re: Be that as it may

Posted by Smoke;y Stover on January 02, 2007

In Reply to: Be that as it may posted by Timmy on January 02, 2007

: Be that as it may - Seems to break some sort of grammar law, sounds great, but I can't picture a comparative.

It doesn't break any rules that I know of. It means "even if that may be so" or "let that be whatever it is." The subjunctive is not common, but it's not ungrammatical, and in this case is tidier, more explicit and more elegant than any re-phrasing.
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