Forms of the verb to be are used very frequently in the English language. It is very useful to
know all of the verb’s forms. Here is a list to help you along with the verb’s tenses.
Present tense: The action either exists or is happening now.
|Singular||Plural||First person||I am happy.||We are there now.||Second person||You are tall.||You are here with us.||Third person||(He, She, It) is in the room.||They are laughing.|
Past tense: The action was started and completed already.
|Singular||Plural||First person||I was there last night.||We were happy.||Second person||You were in the recital.||You were excited.||Third person||(He, She, It) was there.||They were ecstatic.|
Future tense: The action will or shall occur later.
|Singular||Plural||First person||I will (or shall) be there.||We will (or shall) be there.||Second person||You will (or shall) be selected.||You will (or shall) be here.||Third person|| (He, She, It) will (or shall) be on
|They will (or shall) be with us.|
|Singular||Plural||First person||I had sat in that room.||We had been friends.||Second person||You had swum in that lake.||You had helped my aunt.||Third person||(He, She, It) had been there.||They had sung with them.|