Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Telugu
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Jun 2013
    • Posts: 1
    #1

    how to use "are" and "were" while speaking English?

    Could you please tell me how to use "are" and "were" while speaking English?

  1. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,091
    #2

    Re: how to use "are" and "were" while speaking English?

    Quote Originally Posted by sampathgic View Post
    Could you please tell me how to use "are" and "were" while speaking English?
    These are two forms of the verb "to be". "Are" is one of the present tense forms, and "were" is past tense.
    Of course, there are countless other contexts and subtleties. May I suggest you get a grammar book, or at least study some very basic grammar on the net first. The conjugation of the verb "to be" is usually the first thing a person learns in any new language, and spoon-feeding basic grammar is not really a function of this site.
    If you have any specific question about these verbs, we'd be happy to answer.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,453
    #3

    Re: how to use "are" and "were" while speaking English?

    Welcome to the forum, sampathgic.

    Click here to read 'How to conjugate the verb 'to be' for dummies' (no offence).

    Rover

Similar Threads

  1. "while speaking English" and "when I speak English"
    By Odessa Dawn in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13-Dec-2012, 22:13
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 17-Sep-2012, 04:23
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Jul-2012, 19:53
  4. [Idiom] When speaking: Bush's "Err..." versus My "Umm..."
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-Jan-2009, 14:15
  5. confusing words "expressed" or "express" and "named" or"names"
    By Dawood Usmani in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26-Oct-2007, 19:33

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •