Grammar and Usage


Lesson 14 (Level 1)

Short Answers With Be

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Short Answers with (Be)

To Be verb is used to construct short answers with "yes" and "no" questions.

In English, We answer a question with what we make it a question (ex: be, can, do)

  • Am I a good friend for you? Yes, You are.
  • Are you a fan of cricket? No, I am not.
  • Are we in the same class? Yes, we are.
  • Are they from Afghanistan? No, they are not.
  • Is she a student? Yes, she is.
  • Is he a taxi driver? No, He is not.
  • Is it cold in the winter Yes, It is.

Contractions of Be

The verb be is contracted as follow in the statements.

  • I am = I'm
  • you are = you're
  • we are = we're
  • they are = they're
  • he is = he's
  • she is = she's
  • it is = it's

Listen to the audio and repeat the examples

to be verb question and negative

Grammar Exercise

Grammar Exercise:

type the short answer with be

    Q: Is Mahmood from Kabul?. yes,
    Q: Are you from Mazar?. No,
    Q: Is Sara a good cook?. yes,
    Q: are Saeed and Reza classmates ?. No,
    Q: are you and Hashem brothers?. yes,
    Q: are we Afghans?. yes,
    Q: Is Ali a driver?. No,
    Q: Is this your car?. yes,
    Q: Is your house near school?. No,
    Q: are you a singer?. No,

Try the above exercise on your own first. see the answers only if you're unable to figure out the answers.
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Vocabulary and Phrases


English vocabulary
  1. country (countries)

  2. 👉  Most of world countries are members of United Nations Assembly.

    👉  My country is Afghanistan and I love my country very much.

  3. nationality (nationalities)

  4. 👉  I am an Afghan and my nationality is Afghani.

  5. syllable

  6. 👉  A word can be made of one or several syllables.

    👉  the word "happy" is two syllable but the work "love" is one syllable.

  7. stress

  8. 👉   the world leaders stressed immediate support to Afghanistan people.

    👉   big works require big stresses.

  9. cute

  10. 👉  there are two small cute cats in our garden. they play all day.

    👉   My son is so cute. he makes a lot of fun.

  11. smart

  12. 👉  kids are smart. they lean things faster than adults.

  13. baby

  14. 👉  She just gave birth to a baby boy.

  15. age

  16. 👉  My grandfather died at the age of 94.

    👉  I was married when I had your age.

  17. negative

  18. 👉  John's Covid-19 test was negative. so he could freely travel.

    👉  Crona Virus had negative impacts on world's economy.

  19. statement

  20. 👉  Islamic Foreign ministers issued a joint statement to request support for Afghanistan people.

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