If I was rich, I wouldn’t have these problems. (See Grammar Girl for a great explanation of why this should be were not was.)
I been busy this week.
- This is the primary verb that means to exist, to become, to live, to occur, to happen, or, of course, to be.
- This is the verb we use to build much of our future tenses. BE + going to verb = a common future usage (I am going to buy a new car next week; she is going to travel to Belize next month).
- This is the verb we use to form the progressive tense. BE + an –ing verb = a progressive verb (I am chewing my pen).
- This is the verb we use to make passive tense. BE + past participle = a passive verb (it can get way more complicated than this).