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Verb "to be"

What is the English verb "to be"?

The verb "to be" can be used as the main verb tense or as the auxiliary verb.

The verb to be is used as the main verb tense to state that something or someone exists.

Rules for using the verb tense "to be":

The verb tense "to be" changes form according to the subject when used as both the auxiliary verb and the main verb.

The verb "to be" changes form according to the subject when used as both the auxiliary verb or as the main verb.

When the verb tense "to be" is used as a main verb tense it is used in the simple tense only.

When the verb tense "to be" is the only verb, when used as a main verb.

When the verb tense "to be" is used as the main verb tense.

  • Negative statements/sentence use the word "not" without "do - does - did". - - - Questions are formed by putting the verb "to be:" before the subject.
  • The verb "to be" is an irregular verb.

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