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Verb TO BE

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Alma Juárez Ramírez

on 12 August 2016

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Transcript of Verb TO BE

Notes
Use
am
for the subject I.
Use
are
for a plural nouns and these pronouns: we, you, they, these, or those.

Use
is
for a singular noun and these singular pronouns: he, she, it, this, or that.

Examples
I
am
a teacher.
Peter
is
Mexican.
Mary and John
are
married.
This house
is
beautiful.
Structure
Structure
Notes
Use
NOT
after the verb be in negative sentences.
You can also use the contractions:
is not = isn't
are not= aren't
Examples
I
am not
tall.
Jane
isn't
tired.
We
aren't
friends.
These
aren't
my shoes.
What?
Where?
When?
Why?
How?
Which?
Question Words
Structure
Affirmative Sentences
Negative sentences
Interrogative sentences
The Verb TO BE

Examples
Functions
Personal Information
Origin
Nationality
Professions or Occupations
Identification
Are
you a teacher?
Is
Mary friendly?
What
is
your name?
Where
is
Peter?

My name
's
Mary.
This
is
Mr. Smith.
My phone number
is
2234678.
A:
Are
you from Argentina?
B: No, I
am
not.
A: Where
are
you from?
B: I
'm
from Mexico.
A:
Is
Janis English?
B: No, she
isn't.
A: What nationality
is
she?
B: She
's
American
A: Is Mrs. Hardy a nurse?
B: No, she's not.
A: What profession is she?
B: She is a doctor.
Introduction
Let's learn this verb
A:
Is
this a notebook?
B: No, it
's
not.
A: What
is
it?
B: It
's
a book.
Time
A:
Is
it 2 o'clock?
B: No, it
's
not.
A: What time
is
it?
B: It
's
3 o'clock.
Weather
A:
Is
it hot in Puebla?
B: No, it
's
not.
A: What
is
the weather like?
B: It
's
cold.

States of being
A: Are the kids sleepy?
B: Yes, they are.
Location
A:
Is
Mary at home?
B: No, she
's
not.
A: Where
is
she?
B: She
's
at the market.
Reference
• Loveday, P et al. (2012). Take Away English 1: English for Success. McGraw Hill.
By Alma Juárez Ramírez
Pablo Barrera Navarrete
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