"Is, Are, Was, Were, Am" Translation
“Is, are, was, were, am” can be replaced with "self" when identifying a subject as an object. For example, "They are workers." "Self" can be added for emphasis when describing something. For example, "They are nice." (Check the video lesson on “Self Structure” for more details)
“Is, are, was, were” can be translated in a time tense. (Check the video lesson on “Time Marker” for more details)
“Is, are, was, were” can be eliminated when it is used for identification like name, address, and phone number.
“Is, are, was, were” can be replaced with “that” when before a WH phrase. (WH = where, when, what, etc.)
For WH questions, “is, are, was, were” can be eliminated.
For yes/no questions, “is, are, was, were, am” can be replaced with the sign "?" and "self" can be used when you are identifying a subject as an object.
The sun is a star.
Spring is here.
My name is John.
The school is where we meet.
Who is this person?
Are they workers?