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English The Verb "to be"

Learn how to conjugate the verb "to be" and the subject pronouns. Subject pronouns, conjugation of the verb "to be".
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The Verb "to be"

The Verb to be is one of the most used verbs in the English language. It has different forms. Below are the positive and negative conjugations of the verb “to be” in the present simple tense.



I’m 25 years old.
My brother is 22 years old.
Bob and I are neighbors.
Hello, my name is Mary.
My keys are in my bag.
You’re late for work.
It’s 9 am.
We’re happy.





Tom isn’t a teacher. He’s a lawyer.
Mary isn’t a student. She’s a nurse.
Tom and Mary aren’t teachers.
It isn’t cool today, it’s hot.
They aren’t Canadian. They are American.
We aren’t happy. We are sad.
I’m not Italian. I’m Spanish.
You aren’t early. You are late.

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The verb "to be" is probably the best known verb in the world. Normally we use the verb to be to show the status or characteristics of something or someone (as a stative verb). It says what I am, what you are or what something is.





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