09 April 2012 / by Radmila Gurkova

To be or not to be


  • I am

  • You are

  • He/She is

  • It is

  • We are

  • They are


  • I AM a teacher.

  • You ARE a student.

  • He IS an actor.

  • It IS a cat.

  • We ARE Spanish

  • They ARE politicians


The verb to be is used to create simple yes/no questions by simply inverting the order of subject and the “To be” verb.

For example:

  • I am a teacher. (Statement)

  • Am I a teacher? (Question)

  • They are actors

  • Are they actors?



  • I am NOT a teacher (I'm not a teacher)

  • She is NOT an actress (She isn't an actress)

  • They are not students (They aren't students)

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