Difference between is, are, am and Happens to

Category: English || Published on : 2020-09-02 11:46:02 || Author : TILS EDUCATION 393

In English, there are lots of usage that have alternatives to replace them. It makes English a bit easier when you have many options to use instead of using a single one. But at the same time, having many options make it confusing too, which one is to be used at what place.
Here, in this article, we are going to discuss one such use that has more than one alternative. We are going to discuss the use of HAPPENS TO and Is/Am/Are. Both have the same meaning in Hindi and can replace each other but in a particular situation. Let’s see the difference between both in detail: -
We all know that we use IS/AM/ARE for noun or pronoun in a sentence as per the subject of the sentence. Except that IS/AM/ARE is used as a helping verb in a sentence when the sentence is of continuity in the present or present continuous tense.
Use IS when the subject of the sentence is a singular noun or a third-person singular pronoun as he, she, it.
Use AM when the subject of the sentence is the first-person pronoun ‘I’.
Use ARE when the subject of the sentence is a plural noun or a plural pronoun as we, you, they. Let’s see some examples: -
• They are my friends.
• He is writing an application to the principal.
• She is my mother in law.
• I am Nishant’s friend.
It is a very general use of English.
Whereas we use HAPPENS TO when we have a sense of proud of something or someone. HAPPENS TO always express the feeling of pride and fortune. Let’s see some examples: -
• She happens to be my teacher.
• He happens to be my true and understanding friend.
• They happen to be my classmates as they all are very kind-hearted.

I Hope, you liked the article and learned the use of both.

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