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    #1

    You were right

    You were right.

    Can I say that in the above sentence " were" is used as main verb (to be case).?


    Generally were, was .... are auxiliary verb (helping verb) to form tenses.


    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: You were right

    As it is the only verb in that sentence, it must be the main verb. Are you suggesting that forms of "to be" are more frequently used as auxiliary verbs?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: You were right

    Thanks.

    I understand that form of "to be" like is, am, are was, were, has, have is generally used as main verb and same is used auxiliary verb (for tense purpose)

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    #4

    Re: You were right

    The uses of forms of the the verb "to be" as linking verbs (main verbs) are very common. In your case, the verb links a predicate adjective "right" to the subject.

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    #5

    Re: You were right

    And 'has' and 'have' don't belong to the verb "to be".

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