I have been trying to understand how to detect subject and predicate in a sentence. So, I stumbled on this page http://www.dailygrammar.com/Lesson-113-Review.htm
The ff. example was given:
Jim will be waiting for you at the mall.
In the answers, 'will be waiting' is identified as a verb.
I was surprised because to me, 'will be' could have been replaced by 'is' but here it's used to correct that the 'is' in 'is waiting' is on the progress. On a second thought, I couldn't really identify which one is the verb again, since 'will be' seems to serve as an adverb.
- My question then is: Can 'will be waiting' considered a verb in this case?
- What is the function of 'will be'? and what is the function of 'will' in 'will be'?