Use of Am

Use of am : Am is a form of ‘to be’. We can use am with only I in simple sentences. 

Use of am to tell about-

  • present state of being
  • profession
  • continuous action

Am: How to use in Sentence

Let’s see how to use am. First we shall see how to form the sentence

Formation of sentence

Subject (I) +  am + remaining words

We can use am with I

To tell about present state of being

  1. I am a girl.
  2. I am a boy.
  3. I am happy.
  4. I am very tired.
  5. I am bored.
  6. I am a peaceful person
  7. I am present.
  8. I am very happy.
  9. I am extremely sorry.
  10. I am surprised.
  11. I am sad.
  12. I am thirsty.
  13. I am frightened.
  14. I am eighteen years old.
  15. I am seventeen.
  16. I am an old person.
  17. I am angry.
  18. I am cool.
  19. I am tragic person.
  20. I am superstitious.

To tell about profession.

  1. I am a doctor.
  2. I am a professor
  3. I am a potter.
  4. I am an engineer.
  5. I am a housewife.
  6. I am a hawker.
  7. I am a collector.
  8. I am a police.
  9. I am an advocate.
  10. I am a manager.
  11. I am a reporter.
  12. I am a photographer.
  13. I am a player.
  14. I am a clerk.
  15. I am a poet.
  16. I am a driver.
  17. I am a shopkeeper.
  18. I am a writer.
  19. I am an officer.
  20. I am a Minister.
  21. I am an MLA.

To tell about continuous action.

In this sentence am is used with another verb.

In these sentences we use am as helping verb with main verb. We should use present participle of verb that is ing form of verb. Sentence will be in the form-

I + am + ing form of main verb + remaining words.

Here are some examples.

Have a look-

  1. I am going.   (main verb go+ ing)
  2. I am coming. (main verb come+ ing)
  3. I am studying. (main verb study+ ing)
  4. I am teaching.   (main verb teach+ ing)
  5. I am eating fruit. (main verb eat+ ing)
  6. I am brushing my teeth. (main verb brush+ ing)
  7. I am laughing. (main verb laugh+ ing)
  8. I am crying. (main verb cry+ ing)
  9. I am frying. (main verb fry+ ing)
  10. I am saying. (main verb say+ ing)
  11. I am telling. (main verb tell+ ing)
  12. I am watching a movie. (main verb watch + ing)
  13. I am writing a drama. (main verb write+ ing)
  14. I am feeling well. (main verb feel+ ing)
  15. I am reading a novel. (main verb read+ ing)
  16. I am closing the door. (main verb close+ ing)
  17. I am catching a ball. (main verb catch+ ing)
  18. I am playing cricket. (main verb play+ ing)
  19. I am glorifying it. (main verb glorify+ ing)
  20. I am drinking water. (main verb drink+ ing)
  21. I am cleaning the house. (main verb clean+ ing)
  22. I am pulling it. (main verb pull+ ing)
  23. I am pushing it. (main verb push+ ing)
  24. I am opening the window. (main verb open+ ing)
  25. I am booking a ticket. (main verb book+ ing)
  26. I am standing. (main verb stand+ ing)
  27. I am sitting. (main verb sit+ ing)
  28. I am enjoying. (main verb enjoy+ ing)
  29. I am cooking. (main verb cook+ ing)
  30. I am wandering. (main verb wander+ ing)

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