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be verb to be

The present tense of the verb to be is used for the perfect tense, e.g. “Ah’m been” I have been “Wir done hid” We have done it (notice the subjunctive form of be, “If thoo bees good Ah’ll gae thee a sweetie”).
  • Ah’ll just be I’m just coming
  • tae let be to let alone
  • tae let be for let be call it quits • I’ll not interfere with you if you don’t interfere with me  ☞ “Let be for let be again, as the Harray man said to the crab” John Firth: “Reminiscences of an Orkney Parish”