To Be


The verb be means exist, have a specified characteristic or quantity, or occupy a specific place. The verb be is often contracted when used with pronouns.

The following table shows the different forms of be that are used when talking about the present.

Be Contraction
I am I'm
you are you're
he is he's
she is she's
it is it's
we are we're
they are they're


Where are you?
Where is she?
We're here.
She is thirsty.
I'm hungry.
You are late.
They are angry.
The sky is blue.