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Need help with verb, helping verb, and linking verb in this sentence:

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posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 07:17 PM
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My son needs help with verb, helping verb, and linking verb in this sentence:

"Jeff and I are best friends"

Apparently his mother and I cannot figure it out. Isn't are all 3 of them? He has other sentences that have all 3, but this one is confusing to us all.

Any help would be appreciated.




posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 07:20 PM
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I don't understand what you are asking, can you explain it a little better at all?



posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 07:25 PM
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posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 07:26 PM
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'are' is the verb.



posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 07:28 PM
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Originally posted by samlf3rd
My son needs help with verb, helping verb, and linking verb in this sentence:

"Jeff and I are best friends"

Apparently his mother and I cannot figure it out. Isn't are all 3 of them? He has other sentences that have all 3, but this one is confusing to us all.

Any help would be appreciated.


I believe the verb is "are," the linking verb is "best" ... perhaps "are" acts as the helping verb as well? I'm not sure, I agree this is kind of confusing. =\



posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 07:31 PM
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In this case, as in almost every case with the verb "is" or "are", it is a linking verb. It connects the subject with a description of the subject.



posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 07:38 PM
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So is that all we have in this sentence?

Is best anything? I know an adjective, but I want to understand so I can help my son understand also. Did they give us a trick question here?



posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 07:39 PM
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posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 07:55 PM
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I think we got it everyone-thank you for you timely responses!




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