Be + Adjective / Have + Noun

Today a student came to me and said: “Teacher, I have confused.”  I corrected his mistake: “Teacher, I am confused. I have a question.

The rule is: use be + an adjective. Use have + a noun.

  • I am sad.
  • I am shy.
  • We are tired.
  • It is hot.
  • They are friendly.

  • She has a red nose.
  • She has a white face.
  • She has red lips.
  • She has a scary face.

***Exception: We use be + noun if our sentence starts with “There“***

There is a book on the table. There are many students in the room.

Practice: Write the correct verb in the blank. (Answers are below.)
  1. Today I _____ tired.
  2. There ____ two books on the desk.
  3. We ______ a test.
  4. He _____ a problem.
  5. She ______ a meeting.
  6. There _____ a book in my backpack.
  7. It _____ rainy.
  8. They ______ homework.
  9. There _____ many cars on the road.
  10. I ____ happy.
  11. She _____ tall.
  12. He ____ a big family.

Answers:

  1. Today, I am tired.
  2. There are two books on the desk.
  3. We have a test.
  4. He has a problem.
  5. She has a meeting.
  6. There is a book in my backpack.
  7. It is rainy.
  8. They have homework.
  9. There are many cars on the road.
  10. I am happy.
  11. She is tall.
  12. He has a big family.

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