Let’s Learn English: To be (Present) as Linking Verb

Let’s Learn English: To be (Present) as Lingking Verb

Hi everyone, This time we are going to learn about To be in the present form or we can call that the nominal sentence (The sentence without the verb or using to be as the linking verb). Let’s check it out!

To be (Present) – Nominal Sentence

(+) S + to be + O/C
(-) S + to be + not + O/C
(?) To be + S + O/C ?

  • S = Subject (I, You, They, We, He, She, It)
  • To be = As Predicate (am, is, are)
  • O/C= Object/Complement (can be Noun, Adjective, Adverb)

(+) I am (I’m) |(-) I am not (I’m not)
(+) You are (You’re) | (-) You are not (You’re not / You aren’t)
(+) They are (They’re) | (-) They are not (They’re not / They aren’t)
(+) We are (We’re) | (-) We are not (We’re not / We aren’t)
(+) He is (He’s) | (-) He is not (He’s not / He isn’t)
(+) She is (She’s) (-) She is not (She’s not / She isn’t)
(+) It is (It’s) | (-) It is not (It’s not / It isn’t)

(+) Hiroshi is a marketing manager
(-) Hiroshi is not a marketing manager
(?) Is Hiroshi a marketing manager?

Source: Woodward English
Source: Woodward English

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