To Be Verbs: Verbs of Existence
To be verbs are some form of the verb be (e.g. is, am, was, will be, etc.)
The function of a to be verb is either to state that something exists, or (more commonly) to equate the subject with something else - either another noun or something that describes the subject.

To Be Verbs:
Forms of the Verb be that equate the subject with existence, another noun, or a description.

The to be verb is highlighted in the following sentences:
Jim is a pitcher.
The ball was white and round.
Hint: Be careful not to confuse to be verbs with passive verbs and helping verbs. They all use forms of the verb be.

Click on the to be verb in the following sentences.

The work of God is this, to believe in the one He has sent. - John 6:29

...because you are not under law but under grace. - Rom. 6:14

Fear not, Abram, I am your shield. - Gen. 15:1
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