Some verbs do not show action. For our purposes we will examine only State-of-Being and Linking Verbs. Both are non-action verbs.
The most commonly used non-action verb is the verb “to be.” This verb can be used as a helping verb, a State-of-Being verb, and a Linking verb. The chart below shows “to be” in five verb tenses.
I will be
You will be
He/She/It will be
We will be
They will be
Other forms of “to be” can be used as helping verbs, so be careful that you don’t just memorize a list of words and dismiss any other forms of “to be.” You must look at the use of the word(s).