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Verb to be.
The present simple.
1. I am a male. Am ~ the present simple of the verb to be.
2. Where are you? I am at a shop. Am ~ ?
What is "am" in the sentence "I am at a shop at the moment." (now)
Could it be said that it is the simple present of the verb to be?
Isn't it the present continuous then?
When BE conveys a meaning similar to 'behave', it has a present continuous form constructed in the same ways as other verbs:
'Sally is being very dificult at the moment'.
"am" is the singular first person form of the verb "be" in present tense.
"was" is the singular first person form of the verb "be" in past tense.
tense:the system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another.
Yes, they are chalk and cheese. Why did you provide the definition of tense? For me to study? Thanks!any of the forms...
Do not confuse the two concepts.
With past tense, we can refer to future time, for example
If I had enough money, I would (modal) by a new car.