The verb ‘be’ is the most important verb in English. ‘Be’ is used to say something about a person or a thing.

We use 'be' to talk about how something is. But we don't use 'be', we use other words for each noun or pronoun.

Here are the ways to say 'be' for something that is happening now, in the simple present tense.

I am you are he* is she* is it* is we are you are they* are

*Remember that he, she, it, and they can be replaced with a person’s name or a thing.

Here are some examples using 'be' to tell about how something is.

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The fish is very handsome.

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That movie is so funny!

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am too tired to chase you.

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You are hurting my nose.