to_be_czasownik_slownik_angielskiego

BE

BE
/biː/
verb (czasownik)
infinitive to be
past tense was, were
past participle been
imperative be
present participle being
  1. być kimś, czuć się ważnym

Przykładowe użycie słowa be

 

She was so sad to hear about your mother’s death. They were close friends in high school.

Are you being rude on purpose?

It’s surprising how many people are homeless these days. Who would have thought that in the XIX century such a problem would still exist — especially in well-developed countries.

Are you for or against?

They are about to embark on a very dangerous mission. Let’s hope that all goes well.


Odmiana słowa be

 

Present simple
I am We are
You are You are
He/She/It is They are

I am a doctor — I help sick people get better.

He is a firefighter. He puts out fires and rescues cats from trees.

You are a kind and generous person. Those are the reasons why I want to marry you.

I think I’m addicted to learning English. It’s really all I think about every single second of the day.

Present continuous
I am being We are being
You are being You are being
He/She/It is being They are being

I don’t think I’m being unreasonable. The terms of the agreement are favorable for both sides. I don’t see what your problem is.

You’re being such a brat right now! Start acting your age!

Adam is being sued by his neighbors. Apparently, he destroyed their brand new swing set a couple of weeks ago. He didn’t do it intentionally, but it also wasn’t the first time he had damaged their property.

Present perfect
I have been We have been
You have been You have been
He/She/It has been They have been

We have been friends for over 20 years.

You have been a loyal and trustworthy worker. You will be missed.

Where have you been all these years? We thought someone kidnapped you!

Present perfect continuous
I have been being We have been being
You have been being You have been being
He/She/It has been being They have been being

He has been being such a brat lately. His behavior is unacceptable.

Past simple
I was We were
You were You were
He/She/It was They were

It was a long night. Get some rest.

They were cold and scared. Help was going to arrive soon but they didn’t know exactly when.

When we came back home it turned out that there was no electricity or hot water. We had just come back from Hong Kong on a 16-hour flight and were exhausted. We decided to rent a hotel room for the night, because all we wanted to do was take a hot shower and go to sleep!

Past continuous
I was being We were being
You were being You were being
He/She/It was being They were being

I think he was just being nice to you. He’s not romantically interested in you, he just wanted to invite you for a coffee, to talk. You know, as friends — nothing more.

I remember that at the time they were being sued for defamation. They managed to settle before the case went to court.

Past perfect
I had been We had been
You had been You had been
He/She/It had been They had been
Past perfect continuous
I had been being We had been being
You had been being You had been being
He/She/It had been being They had been being
Future simple
I will be We will be
You will be You will be
He/She/It will be They will be
Future continuous
I will be being We will be being
You will be being You will be being
He/She/It will be being They will be being
Future perfect
I will have been We will have been
You will have been You will have been
He/She/It will have been They will have been
Future perfect continuous
I will have been being We will have been being
You will have been being You will have been being
He/She/It will have been being They will have been being

Conditional tenses

 

Present conditional: affirmative
I would be We would be
You would be You would be
He/She/It would be They would be
Present conditional: negative
I would not be We would not be
You would not be You would not be
He/She/It would not be They would not be
Present conditional: interrogative
I Would I be…? We Would we be…?
You Would you be…? You Would you be…?
He/She/It Would he/she/it be…? They Would they be…?
Present continuous conditional: affirmative
I would be being We would be being
You would be being You would be being
He/She/It would be being They would be being
Present continuous conditional: negative
I would not be being We would not be being
You would not be being You would not be being
He/She/It would not be being They would not be being
Present continuous conditional: interrogative
I Would I be being…? We Would we be being…?
You Would you be being…? You Would you be being…?
He/She/It Would he/she/it be being…? They Would they be being…?
Perfect conditional: affirmative
I would have been We would have been
You would have been You would have been
He/She/It would have been They would have been
Perfect conditional: negative
I would not have been We would not have been
You would not have been You would not have been
He/She/It would not have been They would not have been
Perfect conditional: interrogative
I Would I have been…? We Would we have been…?
You Would you have been…? You Would you have been…?
He/She/It Would he/she/it have been…? They Would they have been…?
Perfect continuous conditional: affirmative
I would have been being We would have been being
You would have been being You would have been being
He/She/It would have been being They would have been being
Perfect continuous conditional: negative
I would not have been being We would not have been being
You would not have been being You would not have been being
He/She/It would not have been being They would not have been being
Perfect continuous conditional: interrogative
I Would I have been being…? We Would we have been being…?
You Would you have been being…? You Would you have been being…?
He/She/It Would he/she/it have been being…? They Would they have been being…?

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