To BeVerbs: Verbs of Existence
To beverbs are some form of the verb
The function of a
to beverb is either to state that something exists, or (more commonly) to equate the subject with something else - either another noun or something that describes the subject.
Forms of the Verb
bethat equate the subject with existence, another noun, or a description.
to beverb is highlighted in the following sentences:
Jim is a pitcher.
The ball was white and round.
Hint: Be careful not to confuse
to beverbs with passive verbs and helping verbs. They all use forms of the verb
Click on the
to beverb in the following sentences.
The work of God is this, to believe in the one He has sent. - John 6:29
...because you are not under law but under grace. - Rom. 6:14
Fear not, Abram, I am your shield. - Gen. 15:1
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