To be Affirmative

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To be is one of the most commonly used auxiliary verbs. To be is often used with nouns, adjectives and prepositional phrases.

In its affirmative form, it confirms characteristics of the subject and is placed after it.

The forms are: I am, you are, he is, she is, it is, we are, you are and they are.

For example:
— “I am tall.” = We use am for the first person singular.
— “He is tall.” = We use is for the third person singular.
— “They are tall.” = We use are for plurals.

When the subject is a name or noun instead of a pronoun, we use the short form only with the third person singular.

For example:
— “John is tall.” / “Johns tall.”
— “The members are tall.” / “The members‘re tall.

NOTE: We use the short form in spoken language or informal writing.

Let’s revise this content within the {Form} section. Take a look at the {Example} section that shows its use within a context sentence.

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