Grammar Guide

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Present Form of the Verb BE

We use the verb “be” to describe things, when we talk about what something is and how it is in the present time. We use it with nouns and adjectives.

Affirmative:    

I am

alive.

He

She

It

is happy.

We

You

They

are healthy.

Negative:

I am not (I'm not)

  dead.

He

She

It

is not (isn't)

sad.

We

You

They

are not (aren't) sick.

Question:

Am

I  pretty?
Is

he

she

it

 nice?

Are

we

you

they

  rich?
 

With adjectives:

The chair is blue.

She is pretty.

         The earth is round.

The girl is blonde.  

We are tired.  

    Are they married? -Yes, they are.

 

With nouns:

This is a chair.

She is a woman.

It's the earth.

She is a girl.

They are mountain climbers.

Are they a couple? -Yes, they are.

I’m a fireman.

They are students.

Johnny Depp is an actor.

 

With jobs:

Jennifer is a scientist.

Bob and Jim are astronauts.

We are nurses.