Use of Are: State of Being

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Are is a form of ‘to be’. Let’s see how to use ‘are’ in a sentence.

We can use ‘are’ to describe

  • the present state of being
  • profession
  • physical condition
  • continuous action in the present

Use of are to tell about the present state of being

‘Are’ is used with ‘we’ (first person plural number), ‘you’ (second person singular number as well as a plural number), and ‘they’, a plural number of he, she, it, and these, those. We can also use ‘are’ with any subject of a plural number.

Formation of a sentence

The formation of this sentence is as follows:

  • Subject(we/you/you/they/these/those) + are + other words + full stop (.)


Let’s see how to use ‘are’ in the sentences with some examples.

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. We are students.
  2. You are a student.
  3. You are the students.
  4. They are students.
  5. His sisters are so sad.
  6. The boys are pleased.
  7. They are creative.
  8. You are tired.
  9. We are tired.
  10. They are happy.
  11. Her siblings are happy.
  12. They are surprised.
  13. We are a family.
  14. We are so sorry.
  15. They are liars.
  16. The girls are beautiful.
  17. We are thirsty.
  18. Students are well dressed.
  19. We are hungry.
  20. You are ten years old.
  21. They are on time.
  22. You are wrong.
  23. They are joyful.
  24. They are superstitious.
  25. We are innocent.
  26. You are smart.
  27. They are rude.
  28. They are frightened.
  29. We are polite.
  30. All servants are loyal.

Related Lessons from the use of ‘are-

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

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