Verb to Be Examples

The verb to be is used to say something about a person, thing, or state, to show a permanent or temporary quality, state, job, etc.

These are some examples of sentences with the verb to be:

He is 25 years old
I am not a professional gamer
Mr Beast is a famous YouTuber
She is really beautiful
We are very friendly

Now let’s learn more about the uses of the verb to be and let’s also check many examples that will master this verb.

Verb to Be: Uses and Examples

We use the verb to be to talk about the age:

  • I am 35 years old
  • He is 41 years old
  • She is 19 years old
  • We are 22 years old
  • They are more than 25 years old

We use the verb to talk about the profession we have:

  • I am a lawyer
  • You are a good student
  • He is a famous streamer
  • She is not a teacher
  • We are Youtubers and Bloggers

We use the verb to be to talk about the physical appearance

  • I am kinda tall
  • She is thin
  • He is short
  • We are in shape
  • They are fit

We use the verb to be to indicate where we are:

  • I am in the supermarket
  • He is in another room
  • She is in the hospital
  • They are in the bakery
  • We are at the university

We use the verb to be to talk about our personality:

  • I am an easy-going guy
  • He is kinda bossy
  • She is a happy girl
  • We are very friendly
  • They are clever

We use the verb to be to introduce ourselves:

  • I am Janet
  • She is my friend Nathan
  • He is my teacher
  • We are your new managers
  • They are my lawyers

We use the verb to be to indicate our nationality

  • I am italian
  • He is from Sweden
  • She is French
  • We are Mexicans
  • They are from Brazil

Verb to Be Examples: Affirmative

These are some affirmative sentences with the verb to be

  • I am 19 years old
  • I am an Spanish teacher
  • She is my girlfriend
  • She is not here at the moment
  • He is a lawyer
  • He is thin
  • They are fit
  • They are in shape
  • It is black
  • It is white

Verb to Be Examples: Negative

These are some examples of negative sentences with the verb to be

  • I am not crazy
  • I am not happy
  • You are not that talented
  • You are not that rich
  • He is not from Norway
  • He is not part of my team
  • She is not my friend
  • She is not my enemy
  • We are not lawyers
  • We are not private investigators
  • They are not in shape
  • They are not smart

Verb to Be Examples: Closed Questions

These are some examples of yes or no questions with the verb to be

  • Are you crazy?
  • Are you my friend?
  • Are you with me?
  • Is he around here?
  • Is he the best streamer?
  • Is he the most popular YouTuber?
  • Is she your girlfriend?
  • Is she your teacher?
  • Is she my classmate?
  • Are we in the same high school?
  • Are we ready to play?
  • Are they smart?
  • Are they clever?
  • Are they happy?

Verb to Be Examples: Open Questions

These are some of the most common questions with the verb to be

  • Where are you from?
  • I am from Denmark
  • Who are you?
  • I am your new boss
  • Where are you?
  • I am at the gas station
  • Who is she?
  • She is my girlfriend?
  • Why are you here?
  • I was looking for something
  • Where is your brother?
  • He already left this morning

Verb to Be Examples: Tag Questions

These are some example of tag questions with the verb to be

  • She is beautiful, isn’t she?
  • We are the best, aren’t we?
  • They are cool, aren’t they?
  • She is your teacher, isn’t she?
  • It is broken, isn’t it?
  • You are in the university, aren’t you?

These are some tag questions with answers

  • She is pregnant, isn’t she?
  • Yes, the baby is due in december
  • She is our new boss, isn’t she?
  • No, she is from the Human Resources department
  • We are the winners, aren’t we?
  • Yes, we got two airplane tickets
  • They aren’t guilty, are they?
  • I am not sure, detectives haven’t reached their conclusions yet

More English Lessons

I hope that you have learned a lot reading this post, the verb to be is one of the most important verbs in English.

These are some posts related to grammar that you might want to check out

  1. 100 Simple Present Tense Examples
  2. 100 Present Perfect Continuous Examples
  3. 100 Present Perfect Examples
  4. 50 Future Continuous Tense Examples
  5. 50 Present Progressive Sentences
  6. 30 Sentences with Already
  7. 40 Sentences with was and Were

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Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

Hi, I am Manuel Campos, The Professor behind I am from Costa Rica and I currently teach English at UTN