TO BE

 

SIMPLE PRESENT

Singular†††††††††††††††† Plural

1. Affirmative

I am here.††††††††††††† We are here.†††††††† 1st person

You are here. †††††† You are here.††††††† 2nd person

He is here.††††††††††† They are here.††††† 3rd person

She is here.††††††††† They are here.††††† 3rd person

It is here.†††††††††††††† They are here.††††† 3rd person

 

2. Negative (no contraction)

I am not here.†††††† We are not here.

You are not here. You are not here.

He is not here.†††† They are not here.

She is not here.†† They are not here.

It is not here.†††††††† They are not here.

 

3. Negative (contraction: pronoun + verb)

Iím not here.†††††††† Weíre not here.

Youíre not here.†† Youíre not here.

Heís not here.††††† Theyíre not here.

Sheís not here.††† Theyíre not here.

Itís not here.††††††††† Theyíre not here.

 

4. Negative (contraction: verb + ďnotĒ)

I amnít here.†††††††† We arenít here.

You arenít here.†† You arenít here.

He isnít here.††††††† They arenít here.

She isnít here.††††† They arenít here.

It isnít here.†††††††††† They arenít here.

 

5. Interrogative (affirmative)

Am I here?††††††††††† Are we here?

Are you here?†††††† Are you here?

Is he here?†††††††††† Are they here?

Is she here?†††††††† Are they here?

Is it here?††††††††††††† Are they here?

 

6. Interrogative (negative) (usually used when you expect the answer to be ďyesĒ)

*Arenít I here?††††† Arenít we here?

Arenít you here?†† Arenít you here?

Isnít he here?†††††† Arenít they here?

Isnít she here?†††† Arenít they here?

Isnít it here?††††††††† Arenít they here?

*ĒArenít I here?Ē† for negative, BUT† ďAm I here?Ē† for† positive;† ďAmnít I here?Ē  is WRONG, because "amn't" is never used in English.

 

SIMPLE PAST

7. Affirmative

I was here.††††††††††† We were here.

You were here. ††† You were here.

He was here. †††††† They were here.

She was here.††††† They were here.

It was here. ††††††††† They were here.

 

Singular†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Plural

8. Negative (no contraction)

I was not here.†††††††††††††††††††† We were not here.

You were not here.††††††††††††† You were not here.

He was not here.†††††††††††††††† They were not here.

She was not here.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† They were not here.

It was not here. †††††††††††††††††† They were not here.

 

9. Negative (contraction: verb + ďnotĒ) Note: in past tense, you canít† contract pronoun and verb: Iías

I wasnít here.††††††† We werenít here.

You werenít here.††††††††††††††† You werenít here.

He wasnít here.†† They werenít here.

She wasnít here. ††††††††††††††† They werenít here.

It wasnít here.†††††† They werenít here.

 

10. Interrogative (affirmative)

Was I here?††††††††† Were we here?

Were you here?†† Were you here?

Was he here?††††† Were they here?

Was she here?††† Were they here?

Was it here?†††††††† Were they here?

 

SIMPLE FUTURE

 

11. Affirmative (no contraction)

I will be here.††††††† We will be here.

You will be here.† You will be here.

He will be here.††† They will be here.

She will be here.† They will be here.

It will be here.†††††† They will be here.

 

12. Affirmative (contraction)

Iíll be here.††††††††††† Weíll be here.

Youíll be here.††††† Youíll be here.

Heíll be here.††††††† Theyíll be here.

Sheíll be here.††††† Theyíll be here.

Itíll be here.†††††††††† Theyíll be here.

 

13. Negative (no contraction)

I will not be here.†††††††††††††††† We will not be here.

You will not be here.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† You† will not be here.

He will not be here.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† They will not be here.

She will not be here.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† They will not be here.

It will not be here.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† They will not be here.

 

14. Negative (contraction)

I wonít be here.††††††††††††††††††† We wonít be here.

You wonít be here.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† You wonít be here.

He wonít be here.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† They wonít be here.

She wonít be here.††††††††††††† They wonít be here.

It wonít be here.†††††††††††††††††† They wonít be here.

 

15. Interrogative (affirmative)

Will I be here?††††† Will we be here?

Will you be here? Will you be here?

Will he be here?† Will they be here?

Will she be here?††††††††††††††† Will they be here?

Will it be here?†††† Will they be here?

 


 

 

 




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