To Be or Not To Be really is today's question: Were did English get it's favorite little verb?
Be. It's the little verb that could.
"Be," "is," "am," "was," "were" are all small little words that wield tremendously strong power in the English language. David Crystal, author of "The Story of Be," states that be "has developed a greater range of meanings and uses, and a wider range of variant forms, than any other English word." And that little word has morphed through the years, changed here and there and found many different forms. Such a rich ancient history has formed our favorite mighty verb! Read on for more!