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I want to know if this phrase is correct: "Go be a postmodernist somewhere else".

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  • It is alright (in America at least). In Britain the imperative form "go be" is not an accepted collocation. We would always put a conjunction in between the two words, such as "Go and be a postmodernist" or "Go but be careful". Don't forget that a sentence needs to start with a capital letter. – WS2 Apr 1 '18 at 17:34
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Yes, at least in American English. For several attested examples of similar phrasings in published literature, see here.

(They include

Go be a dragon man somewhere else.
Go be a bummer somewhere else.
You can go be a dog somewhere else.
Hey, man, go be a nuisance somewhere else.
)

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