The verb ‘to be’ is probably one of the most common verbs in the English language. It has many uses including: describing yourself and other people/objects. It’s one of the first things you are taught when learning the language.
A few points to note are:
- The verb ‘to be’ doesn’t contain the word ‘be’.
- It’s irregular
- It can be a main verb in all its tenses.
Let’s see how ‘be’ can be used as an auxiliary with examples.