I would like to know why there are two verbs in the following sentence:

All I watch is the weather.

Why do we use 'is' after 'watch' in this sentence? It seems strange that there are two verbs.

If anyone could explain this sentence structure I would be grateful.

Another example would be:

All you need is love.

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    The first one is part of a subject clause "All (that) I watch...". the main verb is "is". – WS2 Nov 20 '17 at 8:41

There is only one verb, is:

All I watch is the weather.

In this case the word watch is used as a noun. It is the same with All you need is love, where love is a noun.

This is called nominalisation, where a noun phrase is generated from another word class, usually a verb. In other words, the process of nominalisation turns verbs (actions or events) into nouns (things, concepts or people).

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