Are linking verbs like ''is'' a tense verb?
Why is ''is'' called a linking verb and not a tense?
- AmulyaPLv 51 month agoFavorite Answer
Linking verbs, so far I'm aware , are tense verbs.
The following sentence depicts the use of the linking verb "were"which is in simple past.
We WERE very happy.
If it's turned into simple present.......
We ARE very happy.
Present perfect........ We have been very happy.
- ExpatLv 61 month ago
No words are “tense” or tenses. “Is” is the present tense form of the verb “be.” It’s a linking verb only because it links the subject with a predicate. “Dan is hungry.”
- ElaineLv 71 month ago
"Is" is the present tense of "To Be". The various tenses of "To Be" are used to indicate the verb tense, voice, or mood of the verb.
Examples: Imperfect - was walking
Future - shall be walking
Present passive - is being walked
- John PLv 71 month ago
"Are linking verbs....tense verbs?" OR "Is a tense verb like 'is' a tense verb?"