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Is everyone listening?
I’m studying English Literature.
We were having breakfast when Terry phoned.
Calvin Schultz is our Marketing Director.
He wants to be an actor when he leaves school.
It was a cold frosty morning.
Baltimore is not far from Washington.
Tom’s from a small town in Canada.
Who’s in charge of the Finance Department?
Nancy is tall and very thin.
a way of life that has long since ceased to be
Being as you’re so clever, maybe you can tell me the answer?
Be that as it may, I still think Mr. Livingston is the best man for the job.
You are to stay here until I send for you.
The ceremony is to take place on the U.S.S. Missouri.
What are we to do?
You are to be congratulated on your wise decision.
If we are to compete successfully in world markets, we must invest more money in education and training.
the person who was to become President
If your son were to die before you, the property would be divided among your grandchildren.
I’m sorry, I can’t pay you right now, the thing is I’ve had a lot of bad luck lately.
The trouble with Lisa is she doesn’t listen to what you tell her.
Have you ever been to Venice?
Where have you been?
I’ve been to London several times.
There’s a woman in the other room who wants to talk to you.
How many people were there at the concert?
There is a small problem that we need to discuss.
There have already been four serious accidents on this stretch of road.
To be honest, I’m not really interested in politics.
Were Shakespeare to return today, he would be amazed to find his plays being studied in schools.
This is the American English definition of be. View British English definition of be.