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Student2's question is in the subject box of the posting.
Student2, here's some help for you:
1. "To be" is the root form of the verb.
2. In the Present Form, it becomes AM (for I), IS (for he, her, it), ARE (for you, they)
3. In the Past form, it becomes WAS (for I, he, she, it) and WERE (for you, they).
4. Continuous or Progressive Participle: BEING
5. Perfect Participle: BEEN.
6. You replace the "to be" with the above forms depending on the Verb Tense that the sentence requires. E.g.,
(a) I (to be) happy = I AM happy.
(b) You (to be) walking when he saw you = You WERE walking when he saw you.
(c) etc, etc.
Is that what you were asked to do by your teacher? :wink:
I cannot believe that I, a high school student, had to come and explain this to you guys. "to be verbs" are not the actually words, "to be." To be verbs consist of, am, are, is, was, were, be, being, and there are more. When your teacher told you to replace these, she means that you need to come up with some more interesting, college level, verbs for your paper. Oh and here's a little life lesson for you, next time you do not wanna get owned by a high school student, how bout you try google?