Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm (Updated: September 27, 3:11 pm)
Possibly the most confusing and complicated verb form in the English language is, paradoxically, also about the shortest: to be.
In many languages — not just in English — the different forms of the word seem to defy logic. You start with “be,” but you can’t change the tense of it by saying or writing “beed”; no, instead many forms of the word branch out: am, was, were, been, being. To most English speakers, the various permutations come naturally, but in other languages, such as Spanish, the issue seems much more difficult.
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