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Why it is said that `to be' form of verbs are (is, am, are, was, were)?
Could anyone explain me on this?
I mean everyone say (is/am/are/was/were) are `to be' form of verbs?
But I couldn't understand why it is said so?
The verb 'to be' is called a copula, or copular verb. It acts as an equal sign to link a subject to words describing it. That is why it is also called a 'linking verb.
'To be' is an irregular verb and is conjugated in the following manner:
I am a teacher. (first person singular present)
We are teachers. (first person plural present)
You are a teacher. (second person plural or singular present)
He (she or it) is a teacher. (third person singular present)
They are teachers. (third person plural present)
I was a teacher. (fps past)
We were teachers. (fpp past)
You were a teacher (sp past)
He was a teacher (tps past)
They were teachers (tpp past)
I, you, he, they, will be [a] teacher[s]. (all forms of future tense)