1. This word is used between two parts of a sentence, that is, between the subject of the sentence and what is said or asked about the subject (predicate) san i lait the sun shines; em i go he, she, it goes; ol i go they went;
  2. This word is often used with these words: mipela, yupela, ken and laik; mipela (i) go we went; yupela i go you go, you went; mi ken (i) go I can go; em i ken (i) go he can go; mipela (i) ken (i) go we can go; ol i laik (i) go they want to go;
  3. ‘i’ is not used when the subject is the first or second person singular of the personal pronoun (mi, yu); mi go I go; yu go you (one person) go;
  4. this word can mean is, are, was, were, will be, shall be, has been, have been; bipo ol i bin pailot formerly they were pilots; dispela i dok bilong mi this is my dog; i stap i go it doesn’t matter; sip i longpela the ship is long.