The 'be' group
average be compose be composed of comprise be comprised of constitute be constituted by/of cover equal extend feel form be formed by go keep lie make measure number pass prove rank rate remain represent be represented by stand stay total weigh make up be made up of work out
The 'be' groupThese verbs indicate that a person or thing is something, or has a particular quality. The verb be is by far the most frequent of these. We include here keep, remain, and stay, which indicate that a person or thing remains something, or continues to have a particular quality.A few of these verbs have passives. These are shown in the list below.
A few verbs are used with the general meaning 'be' only when talking about the level of share prices or currencies:
close end finish open