Verbs of Being
I am not a teacher. Question: I think I am correct: Verbs of being do not take direct or indirect objects. What is the technical name for verbs of being, and for the descriptive word that follows? Thank you
Re: Verbs of Being
A common term for a verb of "being" is a linking verb. Complement verb is also popular, and copula is the traditional name for such a verb.
Originally Posted by Beti Schwartz
The object of such a sentence is called the complement: normally realized in the form of a noun or an adjective (however not limited to such words).
He is a policeman.
She is cold.
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