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Be Verbs

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Be verbs are am, are, is, was, were, been and being. We only only use be as to be.

"Be" verbs indicate a state of being.

Subject verb agreement

I am British.
He is lonely.
We are waiting.

Verb+not in negative sentences

I am not happy.
He is not a student.
We are not sleeping.

Be in questions

Use be at the start of questions.

Am I late?
Is he your brother?
Are we going?

Be variations

Present Tense
I am
We are
You are
He/She/It is
They are

Past Tense
I was
We were
You were
You were
He/She/It was
They were

Perfect Form (past participle)
I have been

Progressive Form (present participle)
I am being

Now choose the correct form to complete each sentence:

  • 1) We ___ taking the first bus tomorrow.

  • 2) Where ___ you yesterday?

  • 3) They ___ hoping to see you.

  • 4) I ___ in a good mood.

  • 5) ___ that your dog?

  • 6) I have ___ thinking about you.

  • 7) She is ___ here.

  • 8) It ___ a cold day yesterday.

  • 9) She is ___ taken to work by her brother.

  • 10) You ___ told to close the door.