A conjunctive verb is a grammar term. The structure of a sentence in the English language contains various nuances and complex definitions, often difficult even for native speakers to understand. One of the more confusing parts of the language is what is referred to as a conjunctive verb. You may also have studied this grammatical element under the names “be verb” or “linking verb.”
To understand the conjunctive verb, you must understand verbs and conjunctions.
Therefore, a conjunctive verb is a word describing an action that connects two ideas in the sentence.
It can get confusing. Remember that “actions” aren’t just words like “run” or “read.” Action in English is not just referring to activity, but also to the state of “being.” If you are being, then you are doing something, hence, a verb is appropriate.
So what are some conjunctive verbs?
Being. Is. Am. Were. Was. Are. Becoming. Appearing.
Here are some examples of these verbs at work:
Get it? If not, you’re not alone. But hopefully you "are" ready to "get" a good start on the concept now.
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