be - present tense
The verb "be"
The best place to begin is with the verb “be.” In the present tense, the verb “be” takes three forms: am, is, or are.
When you see the ✍🏾, write in your notebook.
be - present tense ✍️
I am a person.
You are a person.
He is a student.
She is a student.
It is a book.
We are people.
You are people.
They are students.
- I am your teacher.
- You are my student.
- It is cold outside.
- I am outside.
- There is snow on the ground.
- He is a student.
- There are other students.
- They are all in a classroom.
- It is warm in the classroom.
- The teacher is somewhere in the classroom.
be – present tense
Part A – Directions: Underline the verb “be” in each sentence. Indicate if the verb (be) is singular or plural.
He is a student. (singular / plural)
The books are old. (singular / plural)
My teacher’s name is Paul. (singular / plural)
Joe and Mary are students. (singular / plural)
It is a dog. (singular / plural)
They are large. (singular / plural)
I am a student. (singular / plural)
You are a student. (singular / plural)
You are students. (singular / plural)
We are in the classroom (singular / plural)
Part B – Directions: Write the correct form of the verb “be” for each sentence.
I __________ a student.
The teacher __________ a man.
We __________ at school.
You __________ a student.
The coffee __________ hot.
Mary __________ on her phone.
The books __________ on the table.
It __________ a large building.
The family __________ at the table.
Breakfast _________ my favorite meal.
be - present tense negative ✍🏾
To make the verb “be” negative, just add “not” after the verb.
I am not inside.
You are not here.
He is not a teacher.
She is not a teacher.
It is not a car.
We are not in the same room.
You are not here with me.
They are not at a school.
- I am not outside. I’m inside.
- You are not here. You are there. You are somewhere else.
- It is not cold inside. It’s warm inside.
- Are you inside or outside right now? (This is a question.)
- They are not inside. They’re outside.
- They are not at home.
- They are not in a classroom.
- It is not cold outside. It’s warm.
be - present tense questions ✍🏾
To form a question, put the verb “be” in front of the subject.
Am I outside?
Are you outside?
Is he inside?
Is she inside?
Is it in the classroom?
Are we in the same room?
Are you all in a classroom?
Are they at school right now?
In Lesson Two, you learn how to use the word “there.”