Be inspired, be daring

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Jignesh77

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India- hindi
Speaking to a largely 5000-odd young audience, Modi said, "Be inspired and be daring, have courage and be your own person and not imitative. That is how our honoured guests (the Nobel Laureates) succeeded and that is what you should learn from them.
I read this on Times of India.
Is "be inspired and be daring" subjunctive or passive and how do we know that?
Why do we need "be" here?
 
  • velisarius

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    British English (Sussex)
    There is normally no subject when the verb is in imperative mood: Be quick! rather than "...that you be quick", which would indicate a subjunctive use of "be": It is imperative that you be quick.
     
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