“To Be” is an important verb in English. Look at this table to see the conjugation for different persons in the present simple tense.
|Person||“To Be” form (Present simple)||Contraction|
|he / She / It||is||He’s / She’s / it’s|
These pictures show examples of “to be” in context.
We can use this verb for a lot of things:
|Negative form||Negative with contraction||Negative example|
|I am not||I’m not||I’m not Brazilian.|
|You are not||You’re not||You’re not old.|
|He / She / It is not||He’s not / she’s not / it’s not|
He isn’t / She isn’t / it isn’t
|It isn’t difficult.|
|We are not||We aren’t / we’re not||We’re not interested.|
Here you can see some examples of this verb used in a negative form.
To form questions, just invert the order of the subject and the verb, as shown below:
|Statement with “to be”||Question with “to be”|
|I am here.||Am I here?|
|You are here.||Are you here?|
|He / She / it is here.||Is he / she / it here?|
|We are here.||Are we here?|
|They are here.||Are they here?|
Am I here?
Are you here?
Is he / She / it here?
Are we here?
Are they here?