The Verb Is as an Action Verb
by Honey Polancos
(Cebu, City, Philippines)
If the verb "is" is an action verb, but it is also a linking verb, then how does it express an action?
For example: "Mary is my classmate."
("Is" is a verb. What action does it expresses?)
This is an excellent question!
The verb "is" actually expresses a state of being.
The action is "to be."
For example, "Jane is in the room."
She isn't necessarily doing something. She is simply being there. She is located there.
For a full, illustrated explanation, visit this page:
The Verb To Be: Forms, Examples and Grammar Exercises