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  • 1. The meaning of the verb to be is: “ser” o “estar”
  • 2. Examples: (when it means “ser”) I am a woman. You are a man. He is a boy. She is a girl. It is a cat. We are a family. They are students.
  • 3. When it means “estar” I am in my house. You are in Aguascalientes. He is in the school. She is in the restaurant. It is in the garden. We are in the classroom. They are in the soccer field.
  • 4. Contractions with the verb to be I am I’m You are You’re He is He’s She is She’s It is It’s We are We’re They are They’re
  • 5. Negative with the verb to be I am not I’m not You are not You aren’t He is not He isn’t She is not She isn’t It is not It isn’t We are not We aren’t They are not They aren’t
  • 6. Questions with the verb to be be + subject Short answers Affirmative negative Are you an engineer? Yes, I am. No, I’m not. Is he a teacher? Yes, he is. No, he isn’t. Is she a secretary? Yes, she is. No, she isn’t. Is it your dog? Yes, it is. No, it isn’t. Are we friends? Yes, we are. No we aren’t. Are they students? Yes, they are No, they aren’t.
  • 7. Ing. Isabel Fernández Beltrán Centro de Educación Media Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes