Verbs – Be and Have


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A verb is an action word. Some examples are

  • run – The dogs run.
  • play – The children play on the playground.
  • sing – The singer sings a song.
  • give – I give him a kiss.

to be

But, our first verb doesn’t have much action. It is “to be.”  It is used in many ways.  Here are some examples:

  • I am Julie.
  • You are tall.
  • It is sunny today.
  • She is a woman.
  • We are here.


“To be” does not follow a regular pattern of conjugation. It is irregular.

to be
  Singular (1) Plural (2+)
1st person I am we are
2nd person you are you are
3rd person he is
she is
it is
they are

to have

To have is another common verb. Here are some examples:

  • I have a dog.
  • She has black hair.
  • We have friends at school.


“To have” follows a regular pattern of conjugation.

to have
  Singular (1) Plural (2+)
1st person I have we have
2nd person you have you have
3rd person he has
she has
it has
they have


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