Many people have asked us about how to sign verbs in American Sign Language (ASL). Now, with most languages, a complete sentence would consist of at least one noun and one verb. However, in many cases, American Sign Language doesn’t have verb conjugations. And, there are NO “To be verbs” in ASL.
In English, the “To be verbs” include: am, is, are, was, were, be.
Now, in American Sign Language, this is how you can substitute the “to be” verbs.
Now, you may understand why certain questions in ASL, do not have any “to be” verbs.