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Practice 3: Building Sentences Using “to be” in the Present

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Instructions

Based on this lesson, use the clues to create a sentence using the verb be in the present.

Example:

Clues: I / not / in the office / right now.

You write:

Type the whole sentence in the blank provided.

When you are finished, click “Answer.”

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1. This book / for you.

Sentence:

This book is for you.

2. We / in France / today.

Sentence:

We are in France today.

We’re in France today.

3. Japan / South Korea / interesting countries.

Sentence:

Japan and South Korea are interesting countries.

4. My parents / not / Americans. They / from Peru.

Sentence:

My parents are not Americans. They are from Peru.

My parents aren’t Americans. They’re from Peru.

5. Egypt / not / in the Middle East.

Sentence:

Egypt is not in the Middle East.

Egypt isn’t in the Middle East.

6. This food / good for you.

Sentence:

This food is good for you.

7. Hi / I / Michael.

Sentence:

Hi! I am Michael.

Hi! I’m Michael.

8. John / your friend. He / not / my friend.

Sentence:

John is your friend.

John’s your friend.

He is not my friend.

He’s not my friend.

He isn’t my friend.

9. Egypt / in Asia? — No / not.

Sentence:

Is Egypt in the Asia?

— No, it is not.

— No, it’s not.

— No, it isn’t.

10. It / cloudy / today.

Sentence:

It is cloudy today.

It’s cloudy today.

11. Cuba / near / Florida?

Sentence:

Is Cuba near Florida?

12. your parents / home / today?

Sentence:

Are your parents home today?

13. Horses / beautiful animals.

Sentence:

Horses are beautiful animals.

14. This / your drink?

Sentence:

Is this your drink?

15. This / not / my book.

Sentence:

This is not my book.

This isn’t my book.

16. We / not / at work / today.

Sentence:

We are not at work today.

We're not at work today.

We aren’t at work today.

17. This cake / for my birthday?

Sentence:

Is this cake for my birthday?

18. We / out of sugar.

Sentence:

We are out of sugar.

We’re out of sugar.

19. This orange / not / very sweet.

Sentence:

This orange is not very sweet.

This orange isn’t very sweet.

20. The flowers / for me?

Sentence:

Are the flowers for me?

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