ESL Grammar

Introduction to "Be" Verbs

In this ESL grammar exercise, students must fill in the blanks with the correct "be" verb (am/is/are).

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Verbs (2)

 

Am, Is, and Are are verbs, too.

Am, Is, and Are are called “Be Verbs,” because they mean “to be.”

 

  • Wrong: I be a girl. (x)
  • Right: I am a girl.

 

  • Wrong: He be a boy. (x)
  • Right: He is a boy.

 

  • Wrong: They be students. (x)
  • Right: They are students.

 

 

I

am

a student

He

She

It

is

my brother.

sleeping.

eating food.

You

We

They

are

funny.

playing a game.

brothers.

 

 

Write a “be verb” in the blank to complete each sentence:

 

1. Jimmy and Diana _______ good friends.

2. The teacher __________ looking at the paintings.

3. John and I __________ tired, so we want to sleep.

4. My dog _______ so lazy!

5. I _______ a tall boy.

6. You _______ a cute girl.

7. The bird _______ flying in the sky.

 

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