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    Default college essay- what do i replace to be verbs

    what do i do she said to replace them but with what

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    I have no idea what that means.

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    It depends- be can be replaced by many verbs, but most change the meaning. You can often replace 'be' with 'get' in the passive.

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    How did you get a question out of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    How did you get a question out of that?

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    To be or not to be is a question :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
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    How did you get a question out of that?

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    To be or not to be is a question :wink:
    Student2's question is in the subject box of the posting.

    Student2, here's some help for you:

    1. "To be" is the root form of the verb.
    2. In the Present Form, it becomes AM (for I), IS (for he, her, it), ARE (for you, they)
    3. In the Past form, it becomes WAS (for I, he, she, it) and WERE (for you, they).
    4. Continuous or Progressive Participle: BEING
    5. Perfect Participle: BEEN.

    6. You replace the "to be" with the above forms depending on the Verb Tense that the sentence requires. E.g.,
    (a) I (to be) happy = I AM happy.
    (b) You (to be) walking when he saw you = You WERE walking when he saw you.
    (c) etc, etc.

    Is that what you were asked to do by your teacher? :wink:

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    Is the question "What do I replace to be verbs with?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    How did you get a question out of that?

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    I got it from the title of the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
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    How did you get a question out of that?

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    To be or not to be is a question :wink:
    But maybe one better not answered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
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    How did you get a question out of that?

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    I got it from the title of the thread.
    But the title of the thread is "college essay- what do i replace to be verbs", and that is not a sentence. :(

    I wonder what college it is where they ask questions in such a manner.


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