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B1 Be

Lesson One

Be – Present Tense

Subject + verb

I am
We are
You are
You are

He is

She is

It is

They are

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Subjects: I, you, he, she, it, we, and they.

“You” is singular or plural.

After the subject, the verb “be” changes to am, is, or are.

I am a teacher
You are a student.

He is a man.
She is a woman.
It is an apple.
We are people



I + you = we

You are students


They are workers.


The verb “be” is the most important verb to learn in English. It’s also the most complicated. In the present tense it has three forms: am, is, are. In the past tense, it has two forms: was and were. The verb “be” is also used to make the passive voice.


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Next: Lesson 2
Making the verb “be” negative

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