3. The verb to be in all known tenses

Gap-fill exercise

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a. George (be) a nice man. When he (be) young, he (be) a shop assistant.
b. Muriel is going into the kitchen and she (be) with Justus soon. She (not be) in the garden all the time.
c. Mark (be) a watchmaker when he grows up? However, I’m sure he (not be) a ballet dancer.
d. Once upon a time there (be) a king. The king (not be) very nice. In fact he (be) a very cruel man and nobody (be) close to him.
e. you (be) here in a minute? – No, I (not be). I (be) with my dog in the park soon.
f. there (be) special vehicles in the future? – Yes, there (be) a lot of rockets, space shuttles and sky-cars, but there (not be) any petrol powered ordinary cars.
g. This (be) my best friend. His name (not be) Freddy. His name (be) Paco. These (be) his children. They (not be) from Canada; they (be) from Portugal. They (be) all Portuguese.