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 History of this Word

"are" is from "ar" (to be) spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

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grammar is plural, present tense, verb

"are" is a type of small common word

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Meaning 5

Definition

Indicates having a certain quality or identity. Applies to two or more people or things.

Examples of how the word is used

My husband and I are happy.
Both her children are boys.