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B1 Be

Lesson One

Be – Present Tense

Subject + verb

Singular
Plural
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

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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Making the verb “be” negative

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