I have been trying to understand how to detect subject and predicate in a sentence. So, I stumbled on this page.
The following 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I was surprised because to me, "will be" could have been replaced by "is" but here it's used to correct that the "is" in "is waiting" is on the progress.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.
- 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"?