The difference between verb to “Be” and all the other verbs in the English language

Updated: Oct 10






The difference between verb to “Be” and all the other verbs in the English language

- Verb to “be” (Positive statement) (Simple Present Tense)

* I am a student in an ESL class.

* He is from Argentina.

- Any other verb (Positive statement) (Simple Present Tense)

* We watch a new movie every Friday night.

* She works night shifts.

- Verb to “be” (Negative statement) (Simple Present Tense)

* She is not taller than her brother.

* We are not there yet.

- Any other verb (Negative statement) (Simple Present Tense)

* It doesn’t snow in Africa.

* We don’t celebrate Halloween in our culture.

- Verb to “be” (Interrogative {question}) (Simple Present Tense)

* Are we there yet?

* Where are you?



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- Any other verb (Interrogative {question}) (Simple Present Tense)

* When does the train leave?

* Do you have enough money?


- Verb to “be” (Positive statement) (Simple Past Tense)

* They were sick yesterday.

* It was cold and windy last week.

- Any other verb (Positive statement) (Simple Past Tense)

* I met them last night.

* They argued a lot last week.

- Verb to “be” (Negative statement) (Simple Past Tense)

* The party was not a lot of fun last Saturday.

* They were not home last Monday.

- Any other verb (Negative statement) (Simple Past Tense)

* He did not study well for the exam.

* They did not enjoy the food in that restaurant.



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- Verb to “be” (Interrogative {question}) (Simple Past Tense)

* Why was he upset?

* Were you in class yesterday?

- Any other verb (Interrogative {question}) (Simple Past Tense)

* Did they arrive early?

* What did you do to solve that problem?







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