Linking verbs are verbs that link the sentence's subject to information about that subject.
- Susie is ten years old.
- Everything seems okay.
- I feel happy.
- My son is turning six years old this year.
- Bob became a surgeon after years of study.
|Common Linking Verbs|
Notice: Some linking verbs can also be active verbs.
- I tasted the dessert. (active)
- The dessert tastes too sweet.(linking)
- I felt the fabric and it felt soft. (first verb-active; second verb-linking)
- I grew beans in my garden, and one plant grew especially tall. (first verb-active; second verb-linking)
|one hundred this November||too small for so many people|
|happy to be alive||wise over the years|
tense when the man said he wasn't satisfied with the service
Practice: Choose words/phrases from the box to complete the sentences.
- The accident victim appeared _______________, but the ambulance took him to the hospital for observation.
- The pie seems _________________________________________________________________.
- After her accident, my sister is ____________________________________________________.
- My friend’s adult son has grown ___________________________________________________.
- Her grandfather will turn _________________________________________________________.
- The atmosphere became _________________________________________________________.
- The accident victim appeared okay, but the ambulance took him to the hospital for observation.
- The pie seems too small for so many people.
- After her accident, my sister is happy to be alive.
- My friend's adult son has grown wise over the years.
- Her grandfather will turn one hundred this November.
- The atmosphere became tense when the man said he wasn't satisfied with the service.