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Learn English With Snow - Lesson #4 Part 2 - Verb To Be (present)
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Hello my **steemit** students, this is @jonsnow1983 and this is the final part of the two way lesson we've been studying during this week. In case any of you missed it, feel free to check it out [HERE](https://busy.org/@jonsnow1983/learn-english-with-snow-lesson-4-part-1-verb-to-be-present). 

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# <center>Let's get it on, shall we?</center>
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In our last lesson we saw the structure of the verb to be in its present form. We made some sentences in affirmative, negative, and interrogative as we managed to understand some rules and key points in order to comprehend how grammatically use this verb better. Today we're going to study its use and meaning in a sentence or conversation.

There are two ways of using the verb to be, or at least these two are the most common: We can use it as a **Main Verb**, or we can use it as an **Auxiliary Verb**. Let's take a more in depth look of these uses:
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## As a main verb.
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As a main verb the verb to be can help us to link with other verbs, this is what we call a *"linking verb"* these linking verbs don't necessarily explain the action performed by the subject, instead they give us more details about the subject we're talking about in a sentence, hence as a main verb, the verb does not take a direct object but takes a another verb as a complement which are classified in 3; Let's have a look:

**Verb to be + Noun**

Peter **is** a **mailman**
They **are students**
I **am** a **pilot**

**Verb to be + Adjective**

Bethalea **is gorgeous**
My mother **is young**
The dogs **are mad**

**Verb to be + Prepositional phrase**

Trina is **under the table**
They **are from Canada**
She **is in the shower**

As you can see, the verb to be is acting as a main verb in all of these cases. There is no action in any of these sentences. The verb to be acts as key to give us more information about the main subject, it may tell us about the location or to describe in more detail the main noun we're talking about. It indicates the existence of a person or a thing as it describes it.
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## As an auxiliary verb.
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An auxiliary verb, also known as a **"helping verb"** is a verb which helps us to express the different meanings of a clause such as tense, voice, sentiment, etc... They are usually linked to a main verb. Let's see:

**To be + Present Participle (continuous tenses)
To be + Past Participle (passive voice)**

I **am studying**
She **is playing**
They **are singing**

Observe how the verb to be is acting as a helping verb (not main) to describe a continuous action. Notice, too how it's followed by another verb (main verb) which is the real action actually happening. The verb to be as an auxiliary doesn't describe the action, it helps the main verb. 

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# Glossary
**Personal Pronoun**: A word which we use to identify someone or something, it represents a noun.
**Adjective**: A word which is used to describe a person, animal, object or thing.
**Noun**: A word which is used to **identify** people, animals, objects, things. Ex: Maria, Cat, Apple, Car.
**Steemit**: A social media that pays its users for creating original content on the steem blockchain.
Verb: A word which we use to describe an action in a setence.
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##  About upcoming posts and final thoughts. 

First of all, **Thank you!** for getting up until this point, that means you were an honest reader and paid close attention to the lesson. 

If you have any questions, something to add or correct, or whatever information you need about the lessons, please feel free to ask on the comments. You can also reach me out on Discord (jonsnow1983#6946) or Twitter  https://twitter.com/TheRealSnowJon

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@artemislives ·
Have you thought about using the #writing tag rather than #ecotrain?  We DO think great English makes the world a better place ;) but it's not the greatest fit for you.  I'd try "writing" and "story" as tags and see hat happens....  There are some great freewrite communities also who'd appreciate the more relevant input, methinks.  ;) 
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There is more than one freewrite community?
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There are many writing communities.  Go and have a look at the bottoms of your fav writing people's posts to see which various communities they are supported by.  Or search by www.steemit.com/reated/writing and see all the posts that use thee writing tag.  Then look at the banners on the bottoms of posts to see which communities they are part of.  Good luck.
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