Wednesday, May 30, 2012

English Lesson 1 - The Verb 'To Be"

The present tense of the verb "to be" are:



1. am = is used for the first person pronoun - I.
    Example: a) I am a boy.
                   b) I am a student.

2. is = is used for singular noun such as boy, woman, school, Johnny and singular pronoun such as it,he, she.
    Examples: a) Maria is beautiful.
                    b) He is my classmate.
                    c) It is warm today.

3. are = is used when the subject is plural and for the pronouns - we, they and you.
    Examples: a) We are old classmates.
                    b)  The teachers are busy with their lessons.

Practice Tests:  Supply the correct form of the present tense of the verb "to be".

1. The weather today ____ bad.
2. You ___  a liar.
3. Henry and Johnny ___  cousins.
4. We ___ brothers.
5. I ___ a student.
6. She and Maria ___ both good singers.
7. It __ a mistake.
8. They ___ both teachers.
9. The sky ___  blue.
10. He ___ a smart boy.

Answers:



1. is
2. are
3. are
4. are
5. am
6. are
7. is
8. are
9. is
10. is




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