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Linking Verbs

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charlotte pilon

on 27 February 2013

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Linking Verbs Linking verbs connect the subject of the verb to any additional information about the subject. They do not express actions.

ex. The children are playing in the field. Which sentence uses a linking verb? The girl sang amazingly. The girl was an amazing singer. The girl was an amazing singer. Which word is being used as a linking verb? The boy says that the pizza tastes fantastic! Tastes Says The boy says that the pizza tastes good. The linking verb is "tastes" because you can substitute it with is and the sentence still makes sense.
The boy is that the pizza tastes good.
The boy says that the pizza is good. Lisa listens to extremely loud music, the neighbors always complain. Identifying Linking Verbs be
am
is
are
was
were
has been
might have been
has become
become
seem Some words are always linking verbs Some words are always linking verbs: Some words can be linking verbs in some sentences and action verbs in others: appear
feel
grow
look
prove
remain
smell
sound
taste
turn
etc. Can you make it through the linking verb maze? If the word can be replaced by is, are or am and still make some sense then it is a linking verb!!! ex. The stew tasted good.
The stew is good. "The stew is good" may not mean the same thing as "the stew tasted good" but it makes sense. ex. The ball has become deflated.
This sentence tells you that the ball was inflated and is now deflated.
The ball can be deflated.
The second sentence tells you that the ball does not always have to be inflated, it can be deflated.
The ball has been deflated.
The third sentence tells us that the ball has not always been inflated, at some point in the past it has been deflated.
ex. The ball appears deflated.
This sentence tells us that from what the speaker can see, the ball is deflated.
The ball remains deflated.
This sentence tells us that the ball was deflated before and is still deflated now.
The ball feels deflated.
This sentence tells us that the ball feels like it is deflated when the speaker touches it. The linking verb in this sentence is the word "was". The word "was" can only be used as a linking verb. This sentence tells us that at some point in the past the girl sang in a way that could be described as amazing, she sang really well. The other sentence "the girl sang amazingly" also tells us this but it has no linking verb because it dose not make sense with the words is, are or am.
The girl is amazingly.
The girl is an amazing singer. Which sentence uses the word "taste" as a linking verb? "Grandma's soup tastes delicious!" exclaimed the children. Can you have more than one linking verb in a sentence? Yes, you can have more than one linking verb in a sentence. Which words are always linking verbs? Be, am, is, are, was, were, has been, might have been, has become, become and seem are always linking verbs. whenever you see one of these verbs in a sentence you know right away that they are linking verbs. They are never action verbs. Good job, you made it to the end of the maze!!! The music Lisa listens to sounds so loud that the neighbors are always complaining. Which sentence uses at least one linking verb? The music Lisa listens to sounds so loud that the neighbors are always complaining. The word "sounds" is a linking verb because it can be replaced by the word "is". This sentence tells us that Lisa listens to music so loud that the neighbors can hear often. The neighbors are always complaining because they do not like to hear Lisa's music. The music Lisa listens to is so loud that the neighbors are always complaining. "Grandma's soup tastes delicious!" exclaimed the children. The children tasted grandma's soup and exclaimed that it was delicious. This sentence tells us that the children enjoy the taste of their grandmother's soup. "Tastes" is a linking verb because it can be replaced by the word is.

The children are grandma's soup and exclaimed that it was delicious.
"Grandma's soup is delicious!" exclaimed the children. be, am, is, are, was, were, has been, might have been, has become, become, seem appear, feel, grow, look, prove, remain, smell, sound, taste, turn Yes No The party is almost ready, the ballons are blown up, the cake tastes good, the games appear fun and the guests are arriving.

The party is almost ready, the balloons are blown up, the cake is good, the games are fun and the guests are arriving. If you can answer a question then you get Cookies! You are now a linking... By: Charlotte, Aidan, Niko and Kiera
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