Is the verb "to mean" a linking verb?
Also, how would you underline the core of this sentence:
"The word boreal means 'located in northern areas' "
I an having trouble here because I can't figure out if "word" or "boreal" is the subject of the sentence (I think it is boreal, but I'm not sure). Also, if "to mean" is a linking verb, then does that mean that the entire phrase "located in northern areas" is functioning as an noun?
Here's a similar sentence:
His Native American name means "Thunder Traveling over the Mountains."
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