Use am with I.
Use are with you, we or they.
We also use are when we talk about more than one person, thing or animal.
Use is with he, she or it.
We also use is when we talk about one person, thing or animal.
Be is a very special verb. It says what I am, what you are or what something is. It does not show action. Let's make friends with the most common verb in English!
Learn and practise English grammar with our printables that go well with the online lessons. You can download them on the following pages.
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