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Present Simple Verb Tense To Be Chart


What is the structure of the present simple tense with the verb "to be"?

Subject

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Verb "to be"

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am - are - is

happy.

Grammar rules for the present simple tense with the verb "to be":

The verb "to be" is the main verb used in the sentence.

When the verb "to be" is used as the main verb, no auxiliary verb is used.

The main verb "to be" changes forms according to the subject.

In order to form negative statements "not" is added between the the verb "to be" and the main verb.

In order to form questions the verb "to be" before the subject.

Present Simple Verb Tense with the Verb "to be" Chart

 

Subject

Verb "to be"

 

 

+

I

am

 

tall.

We

are

 

from New York.

She

is

 

a nice girl.

-

I

am

not

tall.

You

are

not

funny.

He

is

not

happy.

?

Am

I

 

tall or short?

Are

you

 

tall?

Is

she

 

a good runner?

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