Exercise 1: short forms of ‘to be’ in present simple

(Practise forming the short forms of ‘to be’)

Short forms present simple of ‘to be’ – cloze test (difficulty: 1 of 5 – easy)

Complete the gaps with the correct short form of ‘to be’ in the present simple (I’m, you’re, they aren’t, etc.).

  • Example: “you are” – “you’re

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  1. we are –
  2. they are –
  3. I am not –
  4. she is –
  5. he is not –
  6. that is –
  7. you are –
  8. they are not –
  9. here is –
  10. John is –

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