are

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Pronunciation[change]

stressed
unstressed

Verb[change]

Plain form
be

Simple present
am, is, are

Simple past
was, were

Past participle
been

Present participle
being

  1. Are is the present tense form of the verb be used about the person you are talking to, and to more than one person
    Hello John, how are you?
    We are all happy.
    Are we there yet?
    John and Mary are playing.
    Are you all hungry?