How to Use Am to Tell About the State of Being

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Am is a form of the verb ‘to be’. We can use ‘am’ only with ‘I’.

We can use ‘am’ with ‘I’ in simple sentences to talk about

  • the present state of being,
  • profession, and
  • continuous action.

Formation of a Sentence With Am

Let’s see how to form a sentence with am.

  • Subject (I) +  am + other words + full stop (.)

First, we shall discuss the use of ‘am’ in a sentence.

♦ Use of Am to Tell About the Present State of Being

We can use am to tell about the state. We will discuss how to use am to tell about the present state with examples.


Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. I am a girl.
  2. I am a boy.
  3. I am clever.
  4. I am polite.
  5. I am happy.
  6. I am so tired.
  7. I am bored.
  8. I am a peaceful person.
  9. I am present.
  10. I am absent.
  11. I am beautiful.
  12. I am handsome.
  13. I am pleased.
  14. I am so sorry.
  15. I am surprised.
  16. I am sad.
  17. I am thirsty.
  18. I am scared.
  19. I am eighteen years old.
  20. I am seventeen.
  21. I am an old person.
  22. I am angry.
  23. I am cool.
  24. I am a tragic person.
  25. I am superstitious.
  26. I am open-minded.
  27. I am brave.
  28. I am shy.
  29. I am jealous.
  30. I am strong.

Related Lessons of use of am-

  1.  negative sentences
  2.               questions
  3.               affirmative answers
  4.               negative answers
  5. Use of ‘am’:  profession

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