The Verb "To be"

by shakir
(sylhet,Bangladesh)

Could you explain the use of "to be"?

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Dec 14, 2010
Answer
by: Ola Zur

Basically this is covered in the explanation above... :)

Dec 13, 2010
The verb "to be"
by: Ola Zur

Yes I can :)

"To be" is an English verb. It has several different forms (be, am, is, are, was, were), depending on the time and person.

It is used to communicate many things, but these are the main ones:

1. exist:
There is a cat on the box.
Is there a problem?

2. happen:
The party is on Saturday night.
The meeting is in the other room.

3. located:
She is at school.
He was home.

4. shows identity:
I am Bob.
You are a singer.

5. Shows quality:
She is nice.
He is strong.

Ola Zur is the editor of www.really-learn-english.com, an illustrated guide to English.

Dec 13, 2010
The Verb "To Be" and where?
by: laxmi

How can we use "to be" and where?

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