State of Being Verbs

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What is a state of being verb?

of being verbs are often called linking verbs because they link the subject of the sentence with information about it.

What is a state of being verb?

are 8 state of being


am are was were be being been

The teacher is tall.
 In

the first sentence, is links the teacher to information about her-the fact that she is tall. That is her state of being.

This candy tastes so sweet.
 In

the second sentence, tastes links candy to information about it—its sweetness. Did you think taste was an action verb? Well, it is—when the subject is doing the tasting. But here, the candy isn't doing any tasting. The candy itself tastes sweet. That is its state of being.

Can you tell which are being verbs?
were run will be jump

shine could

skip has

sing drive
Ready to move on?

is draw

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