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    could u tell me the use of be and been verb.we can use those verd as a active verb?here be verb means not am, is ,are etc.just be

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhrubo View Post
    could u tell me the use of be and been verb.we can use those verd as a active verb?here be verb means not am, is ,are etc.just be
    The verb form "been" is the past participle of "be". It is used with the auxiliary verbs have/has/had to create the perfect tenses of "be".

    I have been here before.
    John has been drinking.

    The verb form "be" can be used in a variety of situations that require the base form (infinitive form) of a verb.

    1. With modal/semimodal auxiliary verbs (can be, could be, must be, should be, shall be, may be, might be, will be, would be, dare be)

    2. In the future tense: will be, shall be

    3. In the present subjunctive: I demand that they be here on time.
    If this be treason....

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