Is "is" a verb?

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Feb 10, 2016

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"Is" is the singular third person form of the verb "to be." However, it is not the typical action verb that everyone is used to; it is a linking verb. Consider it this way-- every grammatical sentence needs to have at least one noun and one verb. In the sentence "He is sweet," the verb is neither "He" nor "sweet," so it must be "is." It is also the verb in gerund phrases, such as, "He is running."

Fun fact: in Spanish "is" is one of two verbs: ser or estar. Which one you use depends on the context.

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