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Linking Verbs

Language Arts P7
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Allison Sandiford

on 13 January 2014

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Linking Verbs
By: Caroline, Leighton, Allison, and Shruthi
P7
Verbs that don't show action
Linking Verbs
Versus
Action Verbs
Continued..
Now you try!
Identify the subject, verb, and
PN/PA in the following sentences:
Linking Verbs:
What Are They?

Most common are forms of "be":
Am
Is
Are
Were
Links subject to predicate nominative/adjective
Being
Been
Be
Was
Sylvia smelled the squid stew.
The squid stew smells disgusting.
How do you tell the difference?
Substitute
am
,
is
, or
are
into the sentence. If it makes sense, it is a linking verb.
For example;
The squid stew
is
disgusting?
Substitute
is
.
Smells is used as a
linking verb
because the sentence still makes sense when you substitute
is
.
Smells is used as an
action verb
because the sentence doesn't makes sense when you substitute
is
.
Sylvia
is
the squid stew?
Substitute
is
.
Predicate Nominatives and Predicate Adjectives
In order for a sentence to have a predicate nominative or predicate adjective, you
must
have a
linking verb
.*
*You
cannot
have an
action verb
with a predicate nominative/adjective
Predicate Nominatives
Predicate Adjectives
Elizabeth is the vice president.
noun or pronoun
that follows the linking verb
renames the subject
adjective
that follows the linking verb
describes the subject
Example:
Subject
Linking Verb
PN
Example:
Samuel is affable.
Subject
Linking Verb
PA
By refusing to go on the roller coaster, Lavender was being pusillanimous.
School that day was quite insipid.
Stella was being fatuous yesterday.
Arthur was being a poltroon!
Rosette can be a crepehanger sometimes.
The protagonist's father was a chawbacon.
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