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SEE: Verb 'TO BE'
Simple Present I am you are He / She / it ...is We are You [plural] are They are
Simple Past I was You were He / She / it / was We were You [plural] were They were
Present Perfect I have been You have been He / She / it / HAS been We have been You [plural] have been They have been
Past Perfect I had been You had been She / He/ it / HAD been We had been You [plural] had been They had been


SEE ALSO: Uses of "HAVE BEEN"

Simple Present I have you have He / She / it ...HAS We have You [plural] have They have
Simple Past I had You had He / She / it / HAD We had You [plural] had They had
Present Perfect I have had You have had He / She / it / HAS HAD We have had You [plural] have had They have had
Past Perfect I had HAD You had HAD She / He/ it / HAD HAD We had HAD You [plural] had HAD They had HAD



SEE ALSO: VERBS 'to be' AND 'to have' in the NEGATIVE



Usage
SEE: Verb 'TO BE'
To form the simple present verb in the 3rd person singular you usually add only an ~s to the end of the verb. there are exceptions: see the rules: {Do, Does, Go, Goes, push, pushes, etc.} To Be About....verbs with To Be
see also : BEING: The children are being very naughty (= They are doing naughty things)He was being careless (= He was doing something carelessly)
To Be
see also: must /have to
I ____ be at the meeting by 10:00. I will probably ____ _ take a taxi if I want to be on time.
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English Verb Tenses
Using - Have Been
E.G. I have been a student for 2 years. [Present Perfect - To Be
[Present Perfect Continuous]
We have been living here since May 1990.
See: The Present Perfect and The Present Perfect Continuous tense The Simple Past tense The Past Perfect tense
For Example: I had stopped at an ATM before I took my friends out to lunch.
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Simple Present Tense...3rd person singular/..add 's'
Present Simple -Habitual Activities
Examples: I get up at 6:00 a.m. every day. OR
I play tennis every Saturday morning.

All Future Tenses and Future Expressions Examples: I'll see you tonight.
I'm going to Havana next month.
I'll be painting my house this coming weekend.
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Polite English Vocabulary
Making Suggestions
Let's go to the movies.
Why don't we go to a movie?
Note: You cannot use you with let's.
Incorrect: ***Let's you take a nap.
Reported Speech
Many times in English we want to tell someone what someone has said.
For example, (The teacher said, "There will be a test tomorrow.") is an example of quoted speech.
English speakers prefer to use reported speech, such as:
The teacher told us that there would be a test tomorrow.
Questions in Reported Speech
We do not put a question mark at the end of reported questions.
What do you like doing in your free time?
He asked me what I liked doing in my free time.
REPORTED SPEECH - SEE: RULES to Remember!
EXAMPLE: There are no quotation marks (") in reported speech.
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Forming Gerunds - explanation with exercise
Preposition+ [Verb+ing]=Gerund
1. Chuck had always dreamed about (become) ______ a baseball star.
6. He didn't care about (do) _______his homework.
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