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Be verbs include the words am, is, are, was, were, be, being, and been.
Vang and Jesse are members of the student council.
Rebecca istall for her age.
Too many linking verbs create weak writing because they lack action. Although writers should not avoid linking verbs altogether, writers should use them sparingly and deliberately.
2) Be verbs are used with
Vang was elected in September.
Rebecca has been chosen to play center on the basketball team.
Too much passive voice creates weak writing because passive voice is wordy and indirect. In general, writers should write sentences in active voice. Although writers should not avoid passive voice altogether, writers should use passive voice sparingly and deliberately.
3) Be verbs are used to create progressive tenses.
Roberto has little time to study because he is working until midnight.
Because Daniesha was walking her dog, she missed the call.
We will be driving to my grandmother's house.