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Lesson Two

Be - Present Tense Negative

Subject + (be) + not

 

Singular
Plural
I am not
We are not
You are not
You are not

He is not

She is not

It is not

They are not

 

 

Listen and write in your notebook. write  

 

I am not a student.

I'm a teacher.

teacher

You are not a teacher.

You are a student.

Vittoria

He is not outside.

He's inside.

man

She is not angry.

She's happy.

woman

It is not a chair.

It's an apple.

apple

We are not students.

We are a family.

family

You are not a family.

You are students.

students

They are not students.

They are workers.

 

workers

 

Listen and write. write 

 

contractions:

I am not

I'm not

We are not

We aren't

We're not

You are not

You aren't

You're not

You are not

You aren't

You're not

He is not

He isn't

He's not

She is not

She isn't

She's not

It is not

It isn't

It's not

They are not

They aren't

They're not

Bad English, but often used, is ain't

 

I ain't
We ain't
You ain't
You ain't

He ain't

She ain't

It ain't

They ain't
  • He ain't here. (He isn't here.)
  • You ain't gettin' nothin. (You aren't getting anything.)
  • This ain't gonna work. (This isn't going to work.)

This video explains how ain't is used.

The use of "ain't" is not good English; however, many Americans use it, especially young people.

Click here for a quiz

 

Next: Lesson 3

making questions with the verb "be"

 

 
 


 

 

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