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    simple present verb to be

    I am vey confused when they say simple present verb to be. Does to be change when used with different subjects like I am, he is, we are etc but it is just a single verb or is it combined with order verbs like "to work" etc.

    I am thinking that to be is just one verb and that changes its form when used with different subjects like I am, He is, We are etc. Am I correct?

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    Re: simple present verb to be

    Quote Originally Posted by saidon View Post
    I am vey confused when they say simple present verb to be. Does to be change when used with different subjects like I am, he is, we are etc but it is just a single verb or is it combined with order verbs like "to work" etc.

    I am thinking that to be is just one verb and that changes its form when used with different subjects like I am, He is, We are etc. Am I correct?
    Yes, you are right. Don't forget the verb "to have" too.


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    Re: simple present verb to be

    Thanks Harry for replying. I am not very clear when you said "to have" too. Could you please throw some light on it.

    -REGARDS

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    Re: simple present verb to be

    Quote Originally Posted by saidon View Post
    Thanks Harry for replying. I am not very clear when you said "to have" too. Could you please throw some light on it.

    -REGARDS
    Hi!
    I just wanted to say that "have" also differs from the other verbs in the third person singular "has", while other verbs take -s or -es.
    To be( am, is, are)
    To have ( have, has)
    Any other verb +s or +es
    go - goes
    speak - speaks etc.

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