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Verb 'be' - grammar

Verb 'be' - positive

Present tense

Subject

I

Verb 'be'

am
He
She
is
It
They
You
are
We
Past tense

Subject

Verb 'be'

I
was
He
She
was
It
They
You
were
We
How to contract the subject and the verb 'be'

To make these more natural we often put the subject and the verb together and shorten them. This is informal and should be used with friends.

Long
Short / contracted
I
am
He / She / It
is
They / You / We
are
I
was
He / She / It
was
They / You / We
were