This page provides example sentences of the verb "to be" in all tenses including active and passive forms, as well as conditional and modal forms.
Base Form be /Past Simple was-were / Past Participle been / Gerund being
He is a good friend.
Present Simple Passive
Present Continuous Passive
I've been a teacher for many years.
Present Perfect Passive
Present Perfect Continuous
She was an excellent tennis player when she was young.
Past Simple Passive
Past Continuous Passive
Peter had been to the office before they arrived.
Past Perfect Passive
Past Perfect Continuous
She will be here soon.
Future (will) passive
Future (going to)
Mary is going to be late for the meeting.
Future (going to) passive
She'll have been here for two weeks by next Friday.
They might be at the party.
If you hurry up, we will be on time.
If you were here, I would be happy.
Past Unreal Conditional
If Jack had been at the party, she would have spoken with him.
You should be more careful.
He can't have been on time!