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    #1

    verb 'be','do' etc.

    What is verb 'to be' and the verb 'be'?(same question with the verb 'to do' & 'do')

    I am quite confused with this topic.

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    Re: verb 'be','do' etc.

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    They are simply different forms of the same verb:

    Be is the dictionary form and the bare infinitive (infinitive without 'to') form of the verb.
    To be is the infinitive form.

    Do is the dictionary form, the bare infinitive form, and the simple present form (except for 3rd person does) of the verb.
    To do is the infinitive form.

    What else would you like to know about these forms?
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    Re: verb 'be','do' etc.

    I have read in many places that the verb 'be' is known for 'I am, he is, are' and what else are there?
    What is infinitive?
    Also within this topic, are the verb 'be' and the verb 'to be' the same?

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    Re: verb 'be','do' etc.

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    I have read in many places that the verb 'be' is known for 'I am, he is, you are' and what else are there? -- was, were, been.

    What is infinitive? -- Check THIS out.

    Also within this topic, are the verb 'be' and the verb 'to be' the same? -- Same meaning.
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    Re: verb 'be','do' etc.

    So, infinitive is the simple present tense of a verb...
    I have read in many places that the verb 'be' is known for 'I am, he is, you are' and what else are there? --was, were, been.
    Is that all?....I think there are also 'had' and 'have',right?and also are there any first,second,third person forms acting here in the verb 'be'?

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