100 Verb to Be Examples

Manuel Campos


The verb to be is used to say something about a person, thing, or state, to show a permanent or temporary quality, state, job, etc.

These are some examples of sentences with the verb to be:

He is 25 years old
I am not a professional gamer
She is really beautiful
We are very friendly

Continue reading so you can learn more about the uses of the verbs and check the many examples given here

Uses of the Verb to Be

We use the verb to be to talk about the age:

  • I am 15 years old
  • He is 41 years old
  • She is 19 years old
  • We are 22 years old
  • They are 76 years old

We use the verb to talk about the profession we have:

  • I am a lawyer
  • You are streamers
  • He is a police officer
  • She is not a teacher
  • We are YouTubers and Bloggers
  • They are French professors

We use the verb to be to talk about the physical appearance

  • I am muscular
  • She is thin
  • We are in shape
  • They are fit

We use the verb to be to indicate where we are:

  • I am in the supermarket
  • She is in the hospital
  • He is in the Police station
  • We are at the university

We use the verb to be to talk about our personality:

  • I am very kind
  • She is a happy girl
  • We are very friendly
  • They are clever

We use the verb to be to introduce ourselves:

  • I am Janet
  • She is my friend Nathan
  • He is my teacher

We use the verb to be to indicate our nationality

  • I am Italian
  • I am from Brazil
  • She is French
  • He is Portuguese

Verb to Be Examples: Affirmative

These are some affirmative sentences with the verb to be

  • I am 19 years old
  • I am a Spanish teacher
  • I am a kind person
  • She is my girlfriend
  • She is not here at the moment
  • She is in Spain
  • He is a lawyer
  • He is thin
  • He is a strong man
  • They are fit
  • They are in shape
  • They are good at soccer
  • It is black
  • It is white
  • The toy is under the sofa

Verb to Be Examples: Negative

These are some examples of negative sentences with the verb to be

  • I am not crazy
  • I am not happy
  • I am not a streamer
  • She is not my friend
  • She is not my enemy
  • She is not the new manager
  • It is not my problem
  • It is not windy today
  • The cat is not sick
  • We are not lawyers
  • We are not private investigators
  • We are not smart enough
  • They are not in shape
  • They are not smart
  • They are not Italians

Verb to Be Examples: Closed Questions

These are some examples of yes or no questions with the verb to be

  • are you crazy?
  • Are you my friend?
  • Are you with me?
  • Is she your girlfriend?
  • Is she your teacher?
  • Is she my classmate?
  • Are we in the same high school?
  • Are we ready to play?
  • Are they smart?
  • Are they clever?
  • Are they happy?

Verb to Be Examples: Open Questions

These are some of the most common questions with the verb to be

  • Where are you from?
  • I am from Denmark
  • Who are you?
  • I am your new boss
  • Where are you?
  • I am at the gas station
  • Who is she?
  • She is my girlfriend?
  • Why are you here?
  • I was looking for something
  • Where is your brother?
  • He already left this morning

Verb to Be Examples: Tag Questions

These are some examples of tag questions with the verb to be

  • She is beautiful, isn’t she?
  • We are the best, aren’t we?
  • They are cool, aren’t they?
  • She is your teacher, isn’t she?
  • It is broken, isn’t it?
  • You are at the university, aren’t you?

These are some tag questions with answers

  • She is pregnant, isn’t she?
  • Yes, the baby is due in December
  • She is our new boss, isn’t she?
  • No, she is from the Human Resources department
  • We are the winners, aren’t we?
  • Yes, we won two airplane tickets
  • They aren’t guilty, are they?
  • I am not sure, detectives haven’t reached their conclusions yet

Verb to Be: Time to think

Try to think about how much you have learned, can you think about a good way to finish these sentences.

For example:

  • She is …. = She is the love of my life

Now it is your turn:

  1. I am a …
  2. She is my …
  3. My friend is …
  4. My mom …
  5. My friends are …
  6. My teacher is …
  7. My dog is …
  8. My cat …
  9. My computer is …
  10. He is my …

More English Lessons and Examples

I hope that you have learned a lot reading this post, the verb to be is one of the most important verbs in English.

These are some posts related to grammar that you might want to check out

  1. 100 Simple Present Tense Examples
  2. 100 Present Perfect Continuous Examples
  3. 100 Present Perfect Examples
  4. 50 Future Continuous Tense Examples
  5. 50 Present Progressive Sentences
  6. 30 Sentences with Already
  7. 40 Sentences with was and Were
  8. 50 Sentences with Used to
  9. 20 Sentences with Yet
  10. 75 Past Progressive Examples

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Manuel Campos, Docente de Inglés

About manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of EnglishPost.org, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English

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