Conjugating the verb to be

To be is the most irregular auxiliary verb. It conjugates into 5 different forms:
PresentPast simple
I amI was
You areYou were
He/She/It is He/She/It was
We areWe were
You areYou were
They areThey were
It is frequently used in its contracted forms:
I'm, you're, it's, they're, etc.
The contracted form is used more frequently after a pronoun than after a noun:
The table is blue It's blue

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