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Hi,

To be or not to be, that is the question (Shakespeare quote).

If we rewrite it in this manner below (to make it more informal), would it still be grammatical?

So the question now becomes: To be or not to be.


Thanks.

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To be or not to be, that is the question (Shakespeare quote).

If we rewrite it in this manner below (to make it more informal), would it still be grammatical?

So the question now becomes: To be or not to be.

That sounds a bit awkward to me. I'd say it as

So the question now becomes whether to be or not to be.

If you want to get still more informal, say eg

Should you be or not be?

Clive