There are quite a few sentence patterns that can use the word "happy". Remember that the "be verb" changes the tense of these sentences (present tense, past tense, future tense, etc.). Subject + be verb + happy (that) + sentence
- I am happy that you are okay.
- I am happy I didn't get fired from my job.
- She is happy that we will come to her wedding.
- They were happy that you came to the party.
- The girl was happy she got a present.
- Nick will be happy that he doesn't have to work this weekend.
- Everybody is happy that you came.
- Nobody is happy that the government raised taxes.
Use "be verb + not" to make a negative sentence.
Subject + be verb + happy about + noun/gerund...
- I am not happy that you lied to me.
- She was not happy the store didn't give her a discount.
- She wasn't happy that her phone broke.
- Nick and Jon aren't happy that their soccer team lost the game.
- They will be happy that you are not coming.
Subject + be verb + happy with + noun...
- He is happy about moving to New York.
- She is happy about getting married.
- I was happy about the results.
- We are happy about our progress.
- Mark is happy about getting a new job.
The noun in this sentence can be a person or a thing. This sentence is usually used to talk about results or performance.
Bonus Tips and Points
- I am happy with my performance.
- She was happy with her test score.
- The management was happy with our presentation.
- She is not happy with the quality of her new dress.
- Mark is not happy with me.
1. We can only use this sentence pattern when the subject is the person doing the action. Subject + be verb + happy + infinitive...
- I am happy to meet you. (=I am happy that I am meeting you.)
- She will be happy to help.
- I was happy to hear that you were okay.
- They are happy to lend you some money if you need it.
- We are happy to see you.
2. Here are some common questions that use the word "happy".
Real-World English Conversations
- Why are you happy?
- Why were you happy yesterday?
- When do you feel happy?
- What makes you happy?
- What makes her happy?
- Is she happy today?
- Are you happy now?
A) How are you doing today?
B) I am so happy today because my sister is visiting from New York.
A) When do you feel happy?
B) I feel happy when I am with my family.
A) Same here.
A) Were you sad after you saw that movie? It made me cry.
B) I hated the movie. I was happy after it was over.
A) Are you crazy? That movie was amazing.
A) I am happy that you called me. We haven't met in so long.
B) I am happy to see you, too.
A) You look excited. What's going on?
B) I just got a promotion. So, I am really happy.
A) Congratulations. That is great news. Study these free English lessons to improve your English speaking. If you learn these common sentence patterns well, then your English speaking will improve greatly and you will be able to have fluent conversations in English in the near future! Study the lessons well, practice using the sentences and questions at home and in real life, and make sure to come back to review the material so you do not forget. If you do these three things, then you will be speaking English like a native English speaker in no time!