Lesson 2 take / am take

Choose the correct answers:

  1. I __________ (take, am take) four classes every semester.
  2. My friend Mia __________ (drove, was drive) me to school four days a week last semester.
  3. My family __________ (is going to buy, is going to be buy) a new car next month.

Explain:

“Be” verbs can appear in different forms: “am, is, are, was, were, are going to be, will be, have been, has been, had been…”

The “Do” verbs in their base form appear as “take, have, eat, cook, drive, run, like, think….”

Any form of a “Be” verb and the base form of a “Do” verb can NEVER be used side by side as the main verb of the sentence. This rule applies to all verb tenses.

  1. In Sentence #1, “am” is a “Be” verb, so it cannot be used together with the base form “take”.
  2. In Sentence #2, “was” is a “Be” verb, so it cannot be used together with the base form “drive”.
  3. In Sentence #3, “be” cannot be used together with the base form “buy”.

 

Review:

  1. Mia and I __________ (brought, were bring) our lunch from home to school last week.
  2. I __________ (shared, was share) my chicken recipe with her at our lunch.
  3. Next week, Mia __________ (will try, will be try) my recipe at her home.

 

 

Answers:

take; drove; is going to buy

brought; shared; will try

 

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