How to use the following words – IS, WAS, THAT, THE

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IS is the singular present form of the verb ‘to be’ – it is used with nouns and pronouns.
For example:

  • She is twenty years old   
  • He is from Australia  
  • It is very heavy   
  • Nadia is my friend   
  • Life is beautiful   
  • That is heavy   
  • This is fun

If you want to use this in a plural form you would use ARE with a suitable noun or pronoun .e.g.

  • They are very young  
  • We are from England  
  • Those are heavy  
  • Dreams are inexplicable  

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WAS is the singular past form of the verb ‘to be’ – it is used with nouns and pronouns.
For example:

  • She was in my class  
  • He was always happy  
  • This was his house  
  • Daniel was late  
  • Their house was messy  
  • It was his fault  

If you want to use this in a plural form, you would use WERE with a suitable noun or pronoun .i.e.

  • They were in my class   
  • John and Sarah were always happy  
  • These were his clothes  
  • Their bedrooms were always messy     

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THAT is a demonstrative pronoun, which applies to the above. You use it to ‘point’ at nouns, so to speak. Here are some examples:

  • That is a big house  
  • That is mine  
  • That is not heavy  
  • That was tasty  
  • That was a sad movie

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THE is an article, it is always followed by a noun, I have listed some examples below:

  • The house   
  • The bedroom   
  • The cat   
  • The table

Here are some sentences that use all the words related to your question:

  • This school is fantastic  
  • I was late for school  
  • She is my best friend  
  • This is my mother  
  • That dress is beautiful  
  • That party was great fun  
  • The principal was unwell  

I hope this answers your question!

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