Verbs: Forms of to be and to have for 1st grader to 3rd grader
Usually a verb means an action. It is one of the Eight Parts of Speech. Example: I live, he lives. So the verb live, speak etc are verbs in the the Simple present tense but some verbs like “to be”, “to have”, “to do”, “to go” etc are irregular verbs so they should be memorized.
Instead she asked me to a write story for kids.I was rather surprised at her request but writing the story was for me as I used to read a lot of books. The words which she said were” write your own story and amaze me”. So instead of making a birthday card and writing messages to my mom, I wrote this tragedy story about mother and son. My mother liked the moral of this story and my writing style as well. The story took me 5 days to write but I managed to do it.I hope you will enjoy and be engrossed in the story, the same way my beloved mother was.
For Example, “My grandfather is very nice”. Here the word “is” is a conjugation of the “to be” verb. It doesn’t show any action while the “to have” show that some action will being taking place soon.
To be Verb:
There are five to be verbs: am, is, are, was, were in the Simple Present and Past tense.
|Person||Present Tense||Past Tense|
|He, She, it||is||was|
|You, We, They,||are||were|
To have Verbs:
There are three “to have” verbs: Have, has, had.
Go through this table to learn where to use have, has and had verb.
|He, She, It||Has||Had|
|I, You, We, They||Have||Had|
Exercise for “To be” and “To have” Verb:
Fill in the blanks with to be and to have verbs.
- I Adam. (to be verb)
- She my sister. (to be verb)
- Mr and Mrs.Fernandez my neighbors last year. (to be verb)
- Do You my pencil? (to have verb)
- She to go to school. (to have verb)
- Adam a brother in America. (to have verb)
- Spain to get ready before he left for the school. (to have verb)
- Last night, my sister crying.(to be verb)
- Rainbows beautiful. (to be verb)