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VERB TO BE
 

AFFIRMATIVE

NEGATIVE

INTERROGATIVE

I am
 
you are
he, she, it is
we are
you are
they are

I am not = I'm not

you are not = you aren't
He, she, it is not = he isn't, she isn't, it isn't
we are not = we aren't
you are not = you aren't
they are not = they aren't

am I ...?

are you... ?
is , she, he , it...?
are we...?
are you ...?
are they...?
 
 
 
Exercise 1
 
Choose the correct words to complete the sentence.
 
1. I  a pupil.
 
2. You  a teacher.
 
3. And they?  they pupils?
 
4. That  my name.
 
5. We  actors.
 
6. I am Portuguese.  you English?
 
7. Mary and John  good friends.
 
8.  Mr Green a teacher?
 
9. Yes, he 
 
10. These  not my books.
  
Exercise 2
 
Complete the sentences with the correct form of verb to be.
 
1. He  a teacher.
 
2. She  Mrs Smith.
 
3. We  good pupils.
 
4. You  a nice girl.
 
5. It  an English book.
 
6. They  boys.
 
7. You  students.
 
8. I  Mary.
 
9. That  a window.
 
10. They  tables.
 
Exercise 3
 
Complete the sentences with the correct form of verb to be.
 
Follow the exampe:
A: My name is not Alice.
B: Is it Diana?
 
1. A. These pupils are not boys.
    B.  girls?
 
2. A. These cars are not new.
    B.   old?
 
3. A. Mary is not a teacher.
    B.  a secretary?
 
4. A. We are not actors.
    B.  footballers?
 
5. A. Mr Smith is not a teacher.
    B.   a doctor?
 
6. A. I am not Jennifer.
    B.  Sheila?
 
7. A. The pen is not blue.
    B.  yellow?
 
8. A. They are not babies.
    B.  children?
 
9. A. He is not Mr Green.
    B.  Mr Brown?
 
10. A. You are not English.
      B.  Portuguese?
 
 
Exercise 4
 
Complete the sentences with the short form of the negative.
 
1. She is not a baby = She  a baby.
 
2. You are not doctors = You  doctors.
 
3. Helen is not my friend = Helen  my friend.
 
4. I am not a pupil. = I'  a pupil.
 
5. These are not books. = These  books.
 
6. That is not a dog.That   a dog.
 
7. Rose is not there. Rose  there.