Subjective Pronouns + Be

Teacher: Esther    Runtime: 6:54     Series: Beginner 1      icon-heart Donate     

This video will explain how to use English subjective pronouns and ‘be’ verbs together.  The teacher will also teach contractions.

Subjective pronouns: I, You, He, She, It, We, They
‘Be’ verbs: am / are
Contractions: I’m / You’re / He’s / She’s / It’s / We’re / They’re

이 동영상은 영어의 주격 대명사 및 ‘be’동사를 어떻게 함께 사용하는지 설명하여 줍니다. 또한 축약에 대해서도 가르쳐 줍니다.

주격 대명사: I, You, He, She, It, We, They

‘be’동사: am / are

축약: I’m / You’re / He’s / She’s / It’s / We’re / They’re

[Part 1]

Hi, everybody.

Welcome to this video.

Now, in this video, we’re going to talk about subjective pronouns, ‘be’ verbs, and also, contractions.

So let’s take a look at the board.

Ok…

First, we have the subjective pronouns.

And we have the ‘be’ verbs: am, is and are.

Ok…

So let’s look at the first one.

“I am”.

“I am Esther”.

The contraction for ‘I am’ is ‘I’m’.

“I’m”.

Now, a contraction is a more common way of saying subjective pronouns and their ‘be’ verb.

It’s faster and quicker and shorter.

Ok, it’s more common.

I want you to use contractions.

Ok…

So, “I am” becomes “I’m”.

“He is”…”he’s”.

“She is”…”she’s”.

“It is”…”it’s”.

Ok, let’s move on to the bottom.

“You are” becomes “you’re”.

“You’re”.

“We are”…”we’re”.

“We’re”.

and “They are”.

The contraction is “they’re”.

“They’re”.

Ok, let’s move on to the next part.

1:39 [Part 2]

Ok…

We’re going to take a look at some sentences using the ‘be’ verbs.

Now, notice on the board, I only used contractions.

Ok…

For example, instead of “I am”, I’m going to say “I’m”.

So, the first sentence.

“I’m a student”.

Ok…

This means one.

So we have to say “a student”.

“a”.

Now many people make the mistake of saying, “I’m student”, but that’s wrong.

Ok…

You have to put ‘a’.

Before I read it, you have to listen carefully.

‘I’m a’ sounds like one word.

“I’m a…”

“I’m a…”

“I’m a student”.

Ok…

Please repeat after me.

“I’m a student”.

“I’m a student”.

Ok, the next one, again, sounds like one word.

“He’s a…”.

“He’s a…”.

Ok…so…

“He’s a student”.

Please repeat.

“He’s a student”.

“He’s a student”.

Same thing.

“She’s a student”.

Please repeat.

“She’s a student”.

“She’s a student”.

The next sentence has ‘it’.

Now remember, ‘it’ is only used for a place, a thing or an animal.

So we can”t have those things be a student.

So we have to say, “It’s a dog”.

Ok, please repeat.

“It’s a dog”.

“It’s a dog”.

Ok, the next one.

“You’re a student”.

Please repeat.

“You’re a student”.

“You’re a student”.

Ok…

Now let’s look at ‘we’re’.

“We’re students”.

Ok…

We took out the ‘a’ and we put an ‘s’ because ‘we’re’ means many people.

Not one student, but many students.

So, we have to say, “we’re students”.

Please repeat.

“We’re students”.

“We’re students”.

The same thing goes for ‘they’.

Again, ‘they’ means many people…or many things.

Here, we put ‘s’.

And we took out the ‘a’.

So, “they’re students”.

Please repeat.

“They’re students”.

“They’re students”.

Ok, we’re going to look at some more examples.

Please listen and repeat carefully.

4:15 [Part 3 – Example sentences]
Let’s start with the first one: “I’m”.

“I’m a boy”.
“I’m a boy”.
“I’m a girl”.
“I’m a girl”.

“He’s”.

“He’s a man”.
“He’s a man”.
“He’s a boy”.
“He’s a boy”.

“She’s”.

“She’s a woman”.
“She’s a woman”.
“She’s a girl”.
“She’s a girl”.

“It’s”.

“It’s a chair”.
“It’s a chair”.
“It’s a cat”.
“It’s a cat”.

“You’re”.

“You’re a singer”.
“You’re a singer”.
“You’re a friend”.
“You’re a friend”.

“We’re”.

“We’re sisters”.
“We’re sisters”.
“We’re brothers”.
“We’re brothers”.

“They’re”.

“They’re people”.
“They’re people”.
“They’re cars”.
“They’re cars”.

5:46 [Part 4]

Ok…

Well I hope that this video helped you understand how to use subjective pronouns, their ‘be’ verbs, and also contractions.

Now, before we go, I wanted to share a little bit about myself using the lesson.

So, first, remember, “I’m a…”.

“I’m a girl”.

Also, “I’m a teacher”.

“I’m an American”.

Now, the word ‘American’ starts with the vowel ‘a’, so we have to say ‘an’.

“I’m an American”.

And “I’m an animal lover”.

Again, same thing.

‘Animal’ starts with the vowel ‘a’, so we have to put ‘an’.

“I’m an animal lover”.

And that means someone who loves animals.

I love dogs and cats and other animals.

So, “I’m an animal lover”.

Ok…

Well, that’s it and thank you for watching.

And I’ll see you guys next time.

Bye.

[END]

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