The Difference Between " I'm And Am" And How To Use Them

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  1. collegereap

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    Apr 23, 2016
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    'I'm' is the contraction of 'I am'. While 'am' is a primary auxiliary verb 'to be' like: is, are, was, were, am, be, being, and been.
    These auxiliary verbs could be used as helping verbs e.g.
    I am eating
    she is reading
    They are also used as linking verbs e.g. I am a teacher

    The difference between I'm and am is: I'm is the first person singular pronoun I and auxiliary verb am while 'am' is just an auxiliary verb that can't start a sentence.


    Difference between I am and am I?

    I am is used to make a statement, like "I am a teacher", or "I am a member of the book club".

    Am I is usually used for:
    1. Questioning. "Am I supposed to be here tomorrow?"
    2. Challenging (expressing disbelief) a statement. "You are very beautiful." "Am I?"
    3. Rhetoric sentence. "Wow, I am a good mentor, am I now?"

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