regular model: work
verbs ending in -e: like

be - irregular verb

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be

'be' is the model of its conjugation.
This verb is not used in the emphatic tenses. In older texts, one may encounter the informal second person singular thou art (present), thou wast (preterit), or other archaic forms. These forms are also still used in some dialects.
infinitive:
present participle:
past participle:
(to) be
being
been
definition
in Spanish
in French
in Italian

Indicative

presentAlso known as:
present simple or simple present
Iam
youare
he, she, itis
weare
youare
theyare
simple pastAlso known as:
past simple or preterite
Iwas
youwere
he, she, itwas
wewere
youwere
theywere
future
Iwill be
youwill be
he, she, itwill be
wewill be
youwill be
theywill be

Perfect tenses

present perfect
Ihave been
youhave been
he, she, ithas been
wehave been
youhave been
theyhave been
past perfectAlso known as:
pluperfect
Ihad been
youhad been
he, she, ithad been
wehad been
youhad been
theyhad been
future perfect
Iwill have been
youwill have been
he, she, itwill have been
wewill have been
youwill have been
theywill have been

Continuous (progressive) and emphatic tenses

present continuous
Iam being
youare being
he, she, itis being
weare being
youare being
theyare being
past continuous
Iwas being
youwere being
he, she, itwas being
wewere being
youwere being
theywere being
present emphatic
I
you
he, she, it
we
you
they
past emphatic
I
you
he, she, it
we
you
they

Compound continuous (progressive) tenses

present perfect
Ihave been being
youhave been being
he, she, ithas been being
wehave been being
youhave been being
theyhave been being
past perfect
Ihad been being
youhad been being
he, she, ithad been being
wehad been being
youhad been being
theyhad been being
future
Iwill be being
youwill be being
he, she, itwill be being
wewill be being
youwill be being
theywill be being
future perfect
Iwill have been being
youwill have been being
he, she, itwill have been being
wewill have been being
youwill have been being
theywill have been being

Conditional

present
Iwould be
youwould be
he, she, itwould be
wewould be
youwould be
theywould be
perfectAlso known as:
past conditional
Iwould have been
youwould have been
he, she, itwould have been
wewould have been
youwould have been
theywould have been
present continuous
Iwould be being
youwould be being
he, she, itwould be being
wewould be being
youwould be being
theywould be being
perfect continuous
Iwould have been being
youwould have been being
he, she, itwould have been being
wewould have been being
youwould have been being
theywould have been being

Imperative

present
(you)be!
(we)let's be!
(you)be!

Subjunctive

present
Ibe
yoube
he, she, itbe
webe
yoube
theybe
past
Iwere
youwere
he, she, itwere
wewere
youwere
theywere
future
Ishould be
youshould be
he, she, itshould be
weshould be
youshould be
theyshould be

*Blue letters in conjugations are irregular forms. (example)
*Red letters in conjugations are exceptions to the model. (example)

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