Past Tense Of Be, Past Participle Form of Be, Be Was Were Been V1 V2 V3
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Past Tense of Be
We use the word ‘be’ very often in our daily life. In this post, we will examine the details of this widely used expression. If you are ready, let’s start!
Be is the simplest form of the verb. In the simple present tense, we use ‘am, is, are’ instead of being. The subject I is used with ‘am’. The subjects he, she and it are used with ‘is’. Finally, the issues you, we and they are used with ‘are’.
Base Form Examples
- I am a student.
V2 Past Simple
The past form of the to be is ‘was’ and ‘were’. We use ‘was’ for the subjects I, he, she and it. On the other hand, ‘were’ is used for the topics you, we and they.
- She was at home yesterday.
- They were not good enough for Tomas’s position before but they are now.
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V3 Past Participle
The past participle form of the to be is ‘been’. It is used with present perfect tense and past perfect tense. It is the same for all the subjects. However, in the present perfect tense, the topics I, you, we and they are used with ‘have been’ whereas the subjects he, she and it are used with ‘has been’. For past perfect tense, ‘had been’ is used regardless of the subjects.
- I have been a doctor for six years.
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