TO BE (PRESENT SIMPLE) (A1)

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SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE
Introduction – BE Verb

PAY ATTENTION TO THE PLURAL FORMS!!!!

  FORM SUBJECT BE VERB CONTRACTION EXAMPLE
affirmative
sentences
( + )
1st person  I am I’m I’m here.
2nd person  you are you’re You’re busy.
3rd person  he is he’s He’s a friend.
3rd person  she is she’s She’s a doctor.
3rd person  it is it’s It’s cold today.
1st person pl.  we are we’re We’re hungry.
2nd person pl.  you are you’re You’re beautiful.
3rd person pl.  they are they’re They’re asleep.
  SUBJECT BE VERB CONTRACTION EXAMPLE
negative
sentences
( – )
I am not I’m not I’m not thirsty.
you are not you aren’t / you’re not You aren’t here. / You’re not a cat!
he is not he isn’t / he’s not He isn’t there. / He’s not at home.
she is not she isn’t / she’s not She isn’t a mother. / She’s not a mom.
it is not it isn’t / it’s not It isn’t warm. / It’s not hot today.
we are not we aren’t / we’re not We aren’t asleep. / We’re not sleepy.
you are not you aren’t / you’re not You aren’t tired. / You’re not at work.
they are not they aren’t / they’re not They aren’t here. / They’re not at work.
  BE VERB  &  SUBJECT (+) Short Answer (-) Short Answer
questions
( ? )
Am I correct?  Yes, I am. No, I’m not.
Are you tired? Yes, you are. No, you aren’t. / No, you’re not.
 Is he asleep?  Yes, he is. No, he isn’t. / No, he’s not.
Is she here? Yes, she is. No, she isn’t. / No, she’s not.
Is it warm? Yes, it is. No, it isn’t. / No, it’s not.
Are we students? Yes, we are. No, we aren’t. / No, we’re not.
Are you thirsty? Yes, you are. No, you aren’t. / No, you’re not.
Are they here? Yes, they are. No, they aren’t. / No, they’re not.

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