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  • This is a checkup for subjective pronouns and 'be' verbs.

  • Let's take a look at the board.

  • The first sentence.

  • “___, are bags.”

  • Now, bags are things.

  • So we can't sayheorsheor, you know, any of those.

  • We have to useitorthey”.

  • Now, we haveare….

  • bags”.

  • With an 's'.

  • So that means more than one.

  • We have to use 'they'.

  • They are bags.”

  • Okay.

  • The next sentence we have an animal.

  • “____ is a dog.”

  • Okay.

  • But just one.

  • Right? 'a' dog.

  • So this time we use 'it'.

  • It is a dog.”

  • Now let's look at these two.

  • The girl is an artist.”

  • We have 'the girl'.

  • What is the subjective pronoun for one girl?

  • She.”

  • She is an artist.”

  • These two sentences have the same meaning.

  • They're the same.

  • Okay, and on the bottom, we have a question.

  • When we ask a question, we have to put the 'be' verb first.

  • Are ___ pandas?”

  • Are ___ pandas?”

  • With an 's'.

  • That means more than one.

  • So, we say, “they”.

  • Are they pandas?”

  • Yes, ____ are.”

  • Again plural.

  • So we just use the same.

  • They.”

  • Yes, they are.”

  • Okay, let's move on to the next part.

  • Okay, now we're going to focus on negatives and questions.

  • Okay, the first sentence says,

  • “I'm a student”.

  • Okay, “I am…I'm a student”.

  • Okay.

  • What if I'm a teacher?

  • Okay, it's not true.

  • I need 'not'.

  • Right

  • Remember, 'not' goes after the 'be' verb.

  • “I amam not.”

  • And then the noun. “…a student.”

  • “I'm not a student.”

  • Okay.

  • They are teachers.”

  • Okay.

  • And now we have some other people...

  • and that's not true.

  • They are not teachers.”

  • Again, after the 'be' verb 'are' and before the noun 'teachers'.

  • They are not teachers.”

  • Okay.

  • Now, I'm going to ask you a question.

  • And you have to answer.

  • Are you a student?”

  • Are you a student?”

  • Well, you're taking my class, you're learning English.

  • So, “Yes, I am.”

  • Okay, you should say, “Yes, I am.”

  • But how about this one?

  • Are you a monkey?”

  • Are you a monkey?”

  • Of course the answer isNo, I'm not”.

  • No, I'm not”.

  • Okay, let's move on to the last part.

  • Now for this last part, we're going to look at some sentences,

  • but there's something wrong in all of these sentences.

  • So you have to find the mistakes.

  • The first sentence says, “I'm student”.

  • Okay, look, “student”.

  • There's no 's'.

  • That means just one.

  • Just one.

  • So remember, if there's just one, we have to put 'a'.

  • “I'm a student.”

  • Let's look at the next one.

  • They are student”.

  • Okay.

  • This one says, “They are”.

  • This means there is more than one.

  • More than one student.

  • So, what do we have to do?

  • We have to sayThey are….

  • students”.

  • We have to put an 's' to show there's more than one student.

  • She aren't a baby.”

  • She.”

  • That's one person.

  • One girl or woman.

  • “…a baby.”

  • That's one person.

  • But we putaren't”.

  • Now that's wrong.

  • We have to say... 'isn't'.

  • She isn't a baby”.

  • You isn't a cat”.

  • Now, for the subjective pronoun 'you',

  • we have to have the 'be' verb 'are'.

  • So notYou isn't a cat”, butYou aren't... a cat”.

  • You aren't a cat.”

  • Okay.

  • Are it a cat?”

  • Okay. “…a cat.”

  • That's one animal.

  • So, do we need 'are'?

  • No, we need the 'be' verb 'is'.

  • Is it a cat?”

  • Is it a cat?”

  • Okay, so that was the checkup for subjective pronouns and 'be' verbs.

  • I hope you guys understood and I'll see you in the next video.

  • Bye.

This is a checkup for subjective pronouns and 'be' verbs.

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