Is, am and are

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The forms is, am and are are used in the present tense; was and were are used in the past tense.


Use is when the subject is a singular noun or a third person singular pronoun (he, she or it).


Use are when the subject is a plural noun or a plural pronoun like you, we and they.


Use am when the subject is the first person pronoun I.

See also

Ill and Sick
If I were you
In case and if
If and unless
In spite of
Interesting, interested, exciting, excited etc.
Inversion of subject and verb
Is, am and are
It's and its

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