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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 modifier, plural, present tense

"are" is a type of small common word

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Meaning 2

Definition

Shows something is done to or affects a person or thing and is not done by them.

Examples of how the word is used

Two sketches from this show are talked about in detail.
Shrimp are eaten by many animals.