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    Absence of faith is worse than slavery.Which type of verb is 'is' in the given sentence

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    Re: linking verb

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    Absence of faith is worse than slavery.Which type of verb is 'is' in the given sentence
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    Good morning.

    (1) I believe that you are 100% correct: it is a linking verb (some books

    call it a copula). It is something like the equals symbol ( = ).

    Absence of faith = worse than slavery.


    Worse than slavery = absence of faith.

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    Kindly remember that sometimes "is" is a full verb that means something

    like "to exist":

    The baby is on the bed. (Tells you the location of the baby. That is,

    where the baby "exists.")

    Have a nice day!

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    alya aziz is offline Newbie
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    Re: linking verb

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning.

    (1) I believe that you are 100% correct: it is a linking verb (some books

    call it a copula). It is something like the equals symbol ( = ).

    Absence of faith = worse than slavery.


    Worse than slavery = absence of faith.

    *****

    Kindly remember that sometimes "is" is a full verb that means something

    like "to exist":

    The baby is on the bed. (Tells you the location of the baby. That is,

    where the baby "exists.")

    Have a nice day!
    Thankyou The Parser for confirmation.It was in my paper and I really wanted to know what the answer is?Thank God I was right.

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