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Definition of "are" [are]

  • Second person singular and plural and first and third person plural present indicative of be. (verb)
  • A metric unit of area equal to 100 square meters (119.6 square yards). (noun)
  • The plural form of the present tense (indicative mood) of the verb 'be' and the singular form used with you (verb)

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Use "are" in a sentence
  • "There _are_ situations in which religious organizations are better placed to serve a population than outside organizations."
  • "The people who are furious that their tax rate might go up so that the undeserving poor won't die of the flu - these are just ugly, ugly horrible mean people, who are more interested in what other people * aren't* doing with their lives than they are in what they * are* doing with theirs."
  • "They are not there for the money; they *are* there for the rep, the early connections."