This is the most important part of a speech, for without a verb, a sentence would not exist. Simply put, this is a word that shows an action (physical or mental) or state of being of the subject in a sentence.
- Examples of “State of Being Verbs” : am, is, was, are, and were
- As usual, the Stormtroopersmissed their shot.
The italicized word expresses the action of the subject “Stormtroopers.”
- They are always prepared in emergencies.
The verb “are” refers to the state of being of the pronoun “they,” which is the subject in the sentence.