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Are the "If you be my everything..." and "If I be wrong" structures correct? Thank you for the answers!

  • 'Correct' as in 'can be found in extremely large and probably dated books on grammar' or 'correct' as in 'people won't think you've swallowed an extremely large and probably dated book on grammar'? – Edwin Ashworth Mar 2 '15 at 12:16
  • And another question (with its nominated duplicate). – Andrew Leach Mar 2 '15 at 12:19
  • Generally correct, but archaic. Probably should only be used for the poetic effect, if at all. – Hot Licks Mar 2 '15 at 12:45
  • What was current in the 18th century may today be understood only as pirate speech. – Robusto Mar 2 '15 at 13:23