Is this sentence, "These restaurants are for people who are always in haste." grammatically correct? Can I use verb-to-be before "in haste"? Thank you so much!

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    The grammar is a hair "starchy", but there's nothing wrong with it.
    – Hot Licks
    Apr 27 '19 at 12:58
  • how about "on the go"?
    – Cascabel
    Apr 27 '19 at 16:00
  • These restaurants are for busy people.
    – Nigel J
    Apr 27 '19 at 18:19
  • In haste tends to occur as a comment on the pragmatics of the utterance, as when someone uses it as a close in a note: In haste, Letitia. Apr 27 '19 at 22:00
  • I would phrase it as "... always in a hurry."
    – TrevorD
    Apr 28 '19 at 0:01

From the corpus COCA https://www.english-corpora.org/coca/, I get only 5 occurrences containing "be(am,is,are,were,was) in haste", but get 742 instances with "be in a hurry". So "be in haste" is rarely used if not mistaken and it is safe to use "be in a hurry".

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