Verb 'to be'

Positive:

Present Tense:
I am a student.
You are 25 years old.
We are good friends.
They are married.
He is a teacher.
She is afraid of dogs.
It is very hot.

Past Tense:
I was a student.
You were 25 years old.
We were good friends.
They were married.
He was a teacher.
She was afraid of dogs.
It was very hot.

Future Tense:
I will be a student.
You will be 25 years old.
We will be good friends.
They will be married.
He will be a teacher.
She will be afraid of dogs.
It will be very hot.

Note: You can also use the short forms of the verb ‘to be’. I am = I’m; you are = you’re; they are = they’re, we are = we’re, he is = he’s; she is =she’s; I will be = I’ll be

Negative:

Present Tense:
I am not a student.
You are not 25 years old.
We are not good friends.
They are not married.
He is not a teacher.
She is not afraid of dogs.
It is not very hot.

Past Tense:
I was not a student.
You were not 25 years old.
We were not good friends.
They were not married.
He was not a teacher.
She was not afraid of dogs.
It was not very hot.

Future Tense:
I will not be a student.
You will not be 25 years old.
We will not be good friends.
They will not be married.
He will not be a teacher.
She will not be afraid of dogs.
It will not be very hot.

Note: You can also use the short forms of the verb ‘to be’. I am not = I’m not; you are not = you’re not or you aren’t; he is not = he’s not or he isn’t; I will be not = I won’t be

Question:

Present Tense:
Am I a student?
Are you 25 years old?
Are we good friends?
Are they married?
Is he a teacher?
Is she afraid of dogs?
Is it very hot?

Past Tense:
Was I a student?
Were you 25 years old?
Were we good friends?
Were they married?
Was he a teacher?
Was she afraid of dogs?
Was it very hot?

Future Tense:
Will I be a student?
Will you be 25 years old?
Will we be good friends?
Will they be married?
Will he be a teacher?
Will she be afraid of dogs?
Will it be very hot?

Note: You can also use the short answers. Yes, I am. No, I’m not. Yes, he is. No, he isn’t. Yes, you are. No, you aren’t. Yes, she was. No, she wasn’t. Yes I will. No, I won’t.

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