I have + (past participle)

Again, ‘I have’ shows possession or something acquired. By adding a past participle you are informing someone of a past or completed action done by you. Here are some examples: “I have done it.” “I have heard that before.” “I have driven a car.” “I have forgotten the words.” “I have read that book.” “I […]

I have + (noun)

By using the words ‘I have’ you are informing someone of something you have possession of or have acquired. Here are some examples: “I have a cat.” “I have a nice car.” “I have a house.” “I have a computer.” “I have a headache.“ You may hear the words ‘cannot’ and ‘won’t’ used with ‘I […]

I’m gonna + (verb)

The word ‘gonna’ is incorrect grammatically. The equivalent in proper grammar would be ‘going to.’ When using the word ‘gonna’ you are telling someone what you are planning to do at that moment or in the near future. Here are some examples: “I’m gonna have some coffee.” “I’m gonna go to work.” “I’m gonna eat […]

I’m trying to + (verb)

‘I am trying’ informs someone that you are attempting to accomplish something using bodily, mental, or spiritual strength. By adding a verb to ‘I’m trying’ you are pointing out exactly what it is you are attempting to do. Here are some examples: “I’m trying to get a job.” “I’m trying to call my family.” “I’m […]

I’m getting

When combining the words ‘I am’ and ‘getting’ you are telling someone ‘you’ are gaining possession, being affected by or have plans to seek out and obtain a particular thing. Here are some examples: “I’m getting better.” “I’m getting ready for bed.” “I’m getting a tooth ache.” “I’m getting a cold.” “I’m getting married.” “I’m […]

I’m + (verb-ing)

‘I’m’ is a contraction of the words ‘I am.’ By adding a verb to ‘I’m’ this lets you express an action or occurrence about yourself. Here are some examples: “I’m eating lunch.” “I’m brushing my teeth.” “I’m scared.” “I’m driving to work.” “I’m crying.” “I’m typing an email.” “I’m cooking dinner.” “I’m combing my hair.” […]

I’m good at

Again, ‘I’m’ is used here as ‘I am.’ ‘Good at’ informs someone what you excel at and are comfortable doing. Here are some examples: “I’m good at drawing.” “I’m good at video games.” “I’m good at swimming.” “I’m good at driving.” “I’m good at reading.” “I’m good at sports.” “I’m good at writing.” “I’m good […]

I’m in/at/on

Describes an action you are doing. Most commonly, you would use the word ‘in’ when entering a physical location such as a room or a building. Here are some examples: “I’m in the shower.” “I’m in the lobby.” “I’m in a car.” “I’m in a house.” “I’m in a school.“ Using the word ‘at’ helps […]


‘I’m’ is an abbreviation for the word ‘I AM.’ It is used in combination with other words to tell someone about yourself or to describe something you are doing. Here are some examples: “I’m so tired.” “I’m confused.” “I’m happy.” “I’m twenty three years old.” “I’m hungry.” “I’m nervous.” “I’m excited.” “I’m leaving work.” “I’m […]