English tenses - The verb 'be'

The verb be - long forms and contracted forms
The verb be - auxiliary and main verb
Forms of be - am, are, is - Exercise 1  Exercise 2  Exercise 3
was or were - Exercise
was not or were not - Exercise
Affirmative Negative
long form short form long form short form
I:
I am I'm I am not I'm not
he, she, it:
he is he's he is not he isn't or he's not
we, you, they:
we are we're we are not we aren't or we're not
Affirmative Negative
long form short form long form short form
I:
I was - I was not I wasn't
he, she, it:
he was - he was not he wasn't
we, you, they:
we were - we were not we weren't
Affirmative Negative
long form short form long form short form
I, we, you, they:
I have been I've been I have not been I haven't been
he, she, it:
he has been he's been he has not been he hasn't been
Affirmative Negative
long form short form long form short form
I had been I'd been I had not been I hadn't been
Affirmative Negative
long form short form long form short form
I will be I'll be I will not be I won't be or I'll not be
Affirmative Negative
long form short form long form short form
I:
I am going to be I'm going to be I am not going to be I'm not going to be
he, she, it:
he is going to be he's going to be he is not going to be he's not going to be or
he isn't going to be
we, you, they:
we are going to be we're going to be we are not going to be we're not going to be or
we aren't going to be
Affirmative Negative
long form short form long form short form
I would be I'd be I would not be I wouldn't be or I'd not be
Affirmative Negative
long form short form long form short form
I would have been I'd have been I would not have been I wouldn't have been or
I'd not have been
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