Presentation on theme: "“to be” singular I am You are He, she, it is plural We are You are They are 1st 2nd 3rd."— Presentation transcript:
“to be” singular I am You are He, she, it is plural We are You are They are 1st 2nd 3rd
Linking Verbs (“being” verbs) Linking verbs are called linking verbs because they link the subject of the sentence with the noun, pronoun, or adjective that follows the verb and completes the meaning of the linking verb. Think of a linking verb like an = sign. I am gorgeous. He is not gorgeous.
Linking Verbs, cont. By far, the most common linking verb in English, French, or any other language is the conjugated form of the verb “to be.” That apple is rotten. His nickname is gymshorts. He smells like dirty gym shorts. Is that bad?
être – “to be” singular Je suis Tu es Il, elle est plural Nous sommes Vous êtes Ils, elles sont 1st 2nd 3rd