Be or Not to Be

Many languages use the verb have to express age. In English we use the auxiliary verb ‘be’.

✘ I have 32
✔ I am 32.

We don’t say: ‘I am 32 years’.
We say: ‘I’m 32’ or ‘I am 32 years old’.

✘ I have cold.
✔ I am cold.
I am cold = I feel cold


✘ I have thirsty.
✔ I am thirsty.
I am thirsty = I need something to drink.

✘ You have wrong.
✔ You are wrong.

In English we frequently use the auxiliary verb ‘be (is, am are, was, were)’ with adjectives. Example:
It is cold today.
It was hot yesterday.
She is sad today.

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