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Unformatted text preview: Correct Uses of the verb BE Correct Uses of the verb BE In earlier lessons some irregular In earlier lessons some irregular verbs were included. I’m sure you had no trouble with these because your ears know what sounds correct. However, we will review the rules just in case you become confused. Regular verbs work this way. Regular verbs work this way. Today He cooks I, You, or We cook He fixes I, You, or We fix He picks I, You, or We pick Yesterday cooked fixed picked Sometimes there’s a pattern to Sometimes there’s a pattern to irregular verbs Today He blows I, You, or We blow He grows I, You, or We grow He knows I, You, or We know Yesterday blew grew knew Sometimes there’s no pattern Sometimes there’s no pattern Today He rides I, You, or We ride He slides I, You, or We slide He wakes I, You, or We wake Yesterday rode slid woke Other times you may not even Other times you may not even recognize the verb. Singular Forms of the Verb BE Singular Forms of the Verb BE Today I am you are he, she, it is Yesterday I was you were he, she, it was Plural Forms of the Verb BE Plural Forms of the Verb BE Today We are Yesterday We were Rules for Present Tense Rules for Present Tense am is are Use am with the pronoun I. Use is when you mean one person, place, or thing. Use are when you mean more than one person, place, or thing, and with the pronoun you. Singular Verbs Sentences Nouns or Pronouns I am I am the biggest boy in the valley. Billy is Billy is too young to hunt by himself. It is It is the biggest coon I have ever seen. Examples – Present Tense Examples – Present Tense Singular Plural Verbs Sentences Nouns or Pronouns Hounds are Hounds are good hunters. You are You are in for a long, cold night. Examples – Present Tense Examples – Present Tense Plural Write the correct present tense Write the correct present tense form of be (am, is, are) to complete the sentence. The beautiful night __________ perfect for hunting. The beautiful night is perfect for The beautiful night hunting. Write the correct present tense Write the correct present tense form of be (am, is, are) to complete the sentence. Papa ________ happy to see my ax sharpened. Papa is happy to see my ax Papa sharpened. Write the correct present tense Write the correct present tense form of be (am, is, are) to complete the sentence. The hounds ________anxious to go. The hounds are anxious to go. The hounds Write the correct present tense Write the correct present tense form of be (am, is, are) to complete the sentence. He told the sheriff, "I _______ Billy Colman." He told the sheriff, "I am Billy He told the sheriff, "I Colman." Rules for Past Tense Rules for Past Tense was were Use was when you mean one person place, or thing. Use were when you mean more than one person, place, or thing. Singular Verbs Sentences Nouns or Pronouns I was I was twelve years old when I caught my first coon. Billy was Billy was too cold to stop shaking. It was It was time to go home. Examples – Past Tense Examples – Past Tense Singular Plural Verbs Sentences Nouns or Pronouns Hounds were Hounds were all over the mountain. We You were were Examples – Past Tense Plural Examples – Past Tense Plural We were here first. You were the last one to go home. Write the correct present tense Write the correct present tense form of be (was, were) to complete the sentence. I ________ as nervous as Samie, our house cat. I was as nervous as Samie, our I house cat. Write the correct present tense Write the correct present tense form of be (was, were) to complete the sentence. One of the things I promised Mama _________ to not go into the river. One of the things I promised Mama One of the things I promised Mama was to not go into the river. Write the correct present tense Write the correct present tense form of be (was, were) to complete the sentence. My boots __________ as soft as a hummingbird's nest. My boots were as soft as a My boots hummingbird's nest. Write the correct present tense Write the correct present tense form of be (was, were) to complete the sentence. I could tell Mama ______ as worried as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs, and it didn't make me feel too good. I could tell Mama was as worried I could tell Mama as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs, and it didn't make me feel too good. Practice with this online quiz using Practice with this online quiz using forms of Be http://a4esl.org/q/f/z/zz86skm.htm Practice – Number your paper from Practice – Number your paper from 1 to 18. Write the correct answer for each of the following items. 1. We (am, is, are) down by the river bottom in record time. 2. Because I told Little Ann that 2. Because I told Little Ann that today is important, she (am, is, are) ready with her tail wiggling and twisting. 3. A large raccoon (am, is, are) 3. A large raccoon (am, is, are) down in the river bottom. 4. Hanging on the tool shed (am, is, 4. Hanging on the tool shed (am, is, are) my first hide. 5. I (am, is, are) old enough to go 5. I (am, is, are) old enough to go hunting by myself. 6. Two large coons (am, is, are) up 6. Two large coons (am, is, are) up in the tree. 7. While Mama and my sisters 7. While Mama and my sisters (was, were) bundling me up, Papa lit my lantern. 8. By the large oak tree (was, were) 8. By the large oak tree (was, were) the largest coon I have ever seen. 9. Two pairs of coon eyes (was, 9. Two pairs of coon eyes (was, were) staring back at Billy. 10. Choose the sentence that is 10. Choose the sentence that is written correctly. a) b) c) d) Billy was beside his hounds expecting one of them to bawl, but the hounds were ready for a rest. Billy was beside his hounds expecting one of them to bawl, but the hounds was ready for a rest. Billy were beside his hounds expecting one of them to bawl, but the hounds were ready for a rest. Billy were beside his hounds expecting one of them to bawl, but the hounds was ready for a rest. 11. Read this sentence. 11. Read this sentence. Billy is an inexperienced trainer, but Old Dan and Little Ann are the best coon dogs a boy could wish for. What is the correct way to write this sentence? a) b) c) d) Billy am an inexperienced trainer, but Old Dan and Little Ann are the best coon dogs a boy could wish for. Billy is an inexperienced trainer, but Old Dan and Little Ann is the best coon dogs a boy could wish for. Billy are an inexperienced trainer, but Old Dan and Little Ann are the best coon dogs a boy could wish for. Best as is. 12. Which of the following is NOT 12. Which of the following is written correctly? a) b) c) d) My dogs were just big, awkward pups, trailing their first live coon. The ring­tail fool was not going totrick my dogs again. My dogs didn't know it, but I was pretty well convinced the coon had hidden in the log. Neither Old Dan or Little Ann were bewildered. 13. Choose the sentence that is 13. Choose the sentence that is written correctly. a) b) c) d) After seeing that there was nothing to be scared of, once again I were the fearless hunter. The trails was forgotten as I tore off through the brush. I are afraid to believe it. Little Ann is about to stand on the stepping stone in the river. 14. Which of the following is NOT 14. Which of the following is written correctly? a) b) c) d) It was the king of the woods, towering far above the smaller trees. The huge limbs was spreading out over the small birch, ash, box elder, and water oak. I am the one who named this tree "the giant". I was thinking of going to the river to wash my face in cool water. (1) The raccoon are a furry animal that has a bushy ringed tail. (2) Their fur coloring makes them appear to be wearing masks. (3) This is why they have been given the nickname "Bandit". (4) The "mask" goes across the raccoon's face from cheek to cheek then around the eyes above the nose. 15. Which sentence in the 15. Which sentence in the paragraph below contains a mistake? 16. Which sentence in the 16. Which sentence in the paragraph below contains a mistake? (1) The fur on the mask is a dark brown color. (2)The rest of the raccoon's fur are gray to a blackish color. (3) The tail of a raccoon has rings of different colors. (4) The rings are black and light brown or gray. 17. Which sentence in the 17. Which sentence in the paragraph below contains a mistake? (1) Seven species of raccoons live in the world. (2) The northern raccoon are 30 to 38 inches long. (3) They weigh 12 to 25 pounds. 18. Which sentence in the 18. Which sentence in the paragraph below contains a mistake? (1) Raccoons have stiff, long hair. (2) The hair are generally gray with yellow or brown. (3) Raccoons have tails which are 12 inches long. ...
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