#2 - Be Verbs - English Grammar

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Be Verbs

"Be" verbs indicate a state of being. They must match the subjects. "Be" verbs are "am", "is", and "are". "Am" is used with "I". "Is" is used with "he", "she", or "it". "Are" is used with "we", "they", and "you".

"Be" verbs
  • I am a student.
  • I am strong.
  • She is a teacher.
  • He is funny.
  • It is hot.
  • We are happy.
  • They are sad.
  • You are a clown.

"Be" verbs can be turned into negative sentences.

Negative sentences need "not" after the "be" verb.
  • I am not a student.
  • I am not strong.
  • She is not a teacher.
  • He is not funny.
  • It is not hot.
  • We are not happy.
  • They are not sad.
  • You are not a clown.

"Be" verbs can be turned into questions or interrogative sentences.

The "be" verb comes first in these sentences. They always end with a question mark (?).
  • Am I a student?
  • Am I strong?
  • Is she a teacher?
  • Is he funny?
  • Is it hot?
  • Are we happy?
  • Are they sad?
  • Are you a clown?

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