Informacion Personal

Informacion Personal

To be is the most common verb in the English language. It can be used as an auxiliary or a main verb.

Singular = 1 Plural = 1+ I am You are You are We are He/she/it is They are

Uses

Am/Is/Are

Question ? Positive Statement +

 Negative Statement -

  Singular Written Form or spoken for emphasis  Contracted

Form (spoken) Written Form or spoken for emphasis Contracted Form (spoken)

 Am I? I am I’m I am not I’m not 
 Are you? You are  You’re You are not  You’re not

or You aren’t

 Is he?

Is she? Is it?

 He is

She is It is He’s She’s It’s He is not She is not It is not

 He isn’t

She isn’t It isn’t or He’s not She’s not It’s not

  Plural     
 Are we? We are We’re We are not  We aren’t

or We’re not

 Are you? You are  You’re You are not  You’re not

or You aren’t

 Are they? They are  They’re They are not They aren’t

or They’re not

Examples

The verbs am / is / are are used with:-

 Am/Are  Is  

a noun group Are you an English teacher? Mr Bean is an English teacher. an adjective I’m tired. She’s English. an expression of place or time They’re at home. It’s nine o’clock. an expression of age I’m 44. He’s two years old. the form of the present continuous tense We’re learning English. She’s teaching English.

 Am/Are  Is  

Question - ? “Am I disturbing you?” “Is this your coat?” Positive Answer + Yes “Yes you are. We’re very busy.” “Yes, it is” Negative Answer - No “No you’re not. We aren’t very busy.” “No, it isn’t”


The Learn English Grammar Page - Verbs Want to know more about the use of verbs? Read my recommended grammar books section.

autor:http://www.learn-english-online.org/Lesson1/Course/ToBe.htm


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