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Personal Pronouns

In English the use of “I” is always capital when talking about the first person singular.

The use of “you” is formal and informal and can be singular or plural.

Verb “TO BE”- Present

The verb “TO BE” is very important in English. The verb “TO BE” is used with:

Affirmative Form

I I am → I’m
you you are → you’re
he he is → he’s
she is → she’s
it is→ it’s
you (plural) you are → you’re
we we are → we’re
they they are → they’re

Examples

  • I am Canadian.
  • He is from Mexico.
  • We are from China.
  • Today is Monday.
  • I am in the school.
  • They are sad.
  • Carlos is in Vancouver.
  • I am 18 years old.
  • Sarah is 23 years old.

Negative Form

I I am not → I’m not
you you are not → you’re not/you aren’t
he
she
it
he is not→ he’s not/he isn’t
she is not → she’s not/she isn’t
it is not → it’s not/it isn’t
you (plural) you are not → you’re not/you aren’t
we we are not → we’re not/we aren’t
they they are not → they’re not/they aren’t

Examples

  • I am not Canadian.
  • He is not from Mexico.
  • We are not from China.
  • Today is not Monday.
  • I am not in the school.
  • They are not sad.
  • Carlos is not in Vancouver.
  • I am not 18 years old.
  • Sarah is not 23 years old.

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