The word “is” is always used as a verb in written and spoken English.
This word is considered as a verb because it expresses existence or a state of being. It is classified under linking verbs and is a derivative of the verb “to be.” In the sample sentence:
He is the most intelligent student in class.
The word “is” serves as a linking verb because it connects the subject “he” with the predicate “the most intelligent student in class.”
a. third person singular present of be
- Marissa is thirteen years old.