"He is running out of time" - Is "running" considered the verb, or a complement?




noun + (to be) verb + -ing verb


is the gerund considered to be the verb of the sentence, or an adjective complement? 

If running is the verb here, would "running" be considered a linking verb, since it requires a completion of the predicate?

asked Oct 05 '13 at 14:33 sali New member

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The word running is part of the verb phrase is running out. Running out means to use the supply of something.

Running out is principal verb not a linking verb.

link answered Oct 06 '13 at 08:34 Rahul Gupta Expert

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grammnnOct 08 '13 at 03:18

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