Is is a verb: Very Good & Useful Examples of is in Sentences


There is a variety of verbs in the English language. Linking verbs, action verbs, state verbs, etc. Is is a verb in English? Is is a linking verb? What type of word is is?

Is is a verb in English? is “is” a verb? Is is a linking verb? Is are a verb?

Yes, “is” is a linking verb in English. It connects a subject with the adjective or noun that describes it. “Is” is the form of the verb be with the third person singular he, she, and it.

“Is” is singular. It is used with the singular subject pronouns ‘he’, ‘she’, and ‘it’.

‘Are’ is a form of the verb be in present simple. ‘Are’ is used with “you”, “we” and “they”. Be forms are in a chart below.

Is examples sentences

How can I use be in a sentence?

Here are some ‘is’ examples in sentences.

  • He is a doctor. He is not a nurse.
  • Is he a doctor or a nurse?
  • She is sick. She is not well today.
  • It is big.
  • Is it useful? Yes, it is.
  • Love is blind.” Saying

The contraction of is is ‘s (apostrophe s). Here are some examples of is contraction:

  • He’s a doctor. He’s not a nurse.
  • She’s sick.
  • It’s big.
  • Love’s blind.

What are be forms?

Be has 3 forms in present simple (am, is, are)

Subject pronounsForms of be in present simpleShort form of be
Iam I’m
YouareYou’re
HeisHe’s
SheisShe’s
ItisIt’s
WeareWe’re
YouareYou’re
TheyareThey’re

What is V2 form of be? What is the past tense of be?

V2 form of be (was, were).

Subject pronounsV2 form of be (the past tense of be)
I was
You were
He was
She was
Itwas
We were
You were
They were

What are the 8 verbs of being?

The 8 verbs of being are as follows: Is, are, am, was, were, be, being, and been.

What are helping verbs in English?

Is is a helping verb?

Yes, is is a helping verb in English.

Other common helping verbs are the following: am, are, was, were, do, did, can, could, may, might.

Am is are Exercises With Answers

Exercse 1: Put thes words in the correct order to make sentences as in the example

1. is – Mike – years -14 – old1. Mike is 14 years old.
2. sisters -are – they2. …………………………………………………
3. a – she – student – is3. …………………………………………………
4. my – is – brother – class – in – my 4. ………………………………………………..
5. computer – it – my – is5. ………………………………………………..
6. Jack – I – and – students – are6. ……………………………………………….

Exercise 2: Choose the correct verb form

  1. My kids (is, are) fond of games.
  2. Olivia (is, are) from Canada. She (is, are) a nurse in a clinic.
  3. You and I (am, are) in the same class.
  4. I (am, are) from the UK. I live in Manchester.
  5. There (is, are) five children in the family.
  6. The boys (is, are) younger than the girls.
  7. The girls (is, are) fourteen and ssxteen years old.

You might like to read this lesson on short forms (contracted forms) in English.

You might also like this useful lesson on modal verbs

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