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    I understand that

    I understand that past participle forms for few verbs can be used as an adjective.

    I am bored of my job.

    I am really tired.

    Are these sentences present simple tense whereas "am" is used as main verb.?

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    Re: I understand that

    The question is unintelligible to me. Please try to rephrase it.

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    #3

    Re: I understand that

    In your example sentences "am" is the verb. It's the only verb.

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    #4

    Re: I understand that

    The past participle of many verbs can be adjectives.

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    Re: I understand that

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    The question is unintelligible to me. Please try to rephrase it.
    I want to understand whether these sentences are present simple tense?

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    #6

    Re: I understand that

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    I want to understand whether these sentences are present simple tense?
    What do you think?

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    #7

    Re: I understand that

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    What do you think?
    I thing YES where "am" is used as a main verb.

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    #8

    Re: I understand that

    Why do you call it the "main verb"?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: I understand that

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Why do you call it the "main verb"?
    I understand that "is, am, are etc " are an auxiliary verb but occasionally "to be" is NOT an auxiliary verb and it is NOT a linking verb. It is a full verb. That is, it is a verb like "eat," "play," "read," etc. So I said that here "is" used as a main verb.

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    #10

    Re: I understand that

    I'll guess. He calls it a main verb because i) it is the main verb (given that it's the only verb) and ii) 'am' is a very common auxiliary verb, he is making the distinction.
    Yes, they are present tense, and 'am' is the (main) verb.

    Crossposted

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