Linking Verbs

Examples Help! Linking Verbs - the Definition and Meaning of a Linking Verb

What is a verb? The meaning or definition of a Verb is as follows "A verb is a word which implies action or the doing of something, or it may be defined as a word which affirms, commands or asks a question". But what is a Linking verb? Linking verbs do not express action - they connect the subject of the verb to additional information about the subject. They are sometimes called copula or copular verbs. An example of a linking verb is 'This drink tastes good' - Tastes is the linking verb which connects the subject (drink) to the adjective which describes it (good). A linking verb may connect the subject with a noun (cat, dog etc.), a pronoun (his, him etc.) or an adjective. Most linking verbs can also be used as action verbs.

 

 

List of Linking Verbs

The following table details a list of Linking verbs:
 

List of Linking Verbs
Be Look Feel
Taste Smell Sound
Seem Appear Get
Become Grow Stay
Keep Turn Prove
Go Remain Resemble
Run   Lie
List of Linking Verbs

Examples Help - Understanding the Different Linking Verbs!

Understanding the different types of Linking verbs is a basic requirement of the English language. We hope the above information will be of some assistance.

 

 

Linking Verbs

 

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Linking Verbs

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