Quiz about linking verbs in sentences plus download SATs style test questions and answers. What they are, what they do and how they are used.

 

Linking Verbs Quiz 

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Question 1.

 

penguin-detective

 

a. The detective looked at a clue.

b. The detective was puzzled.

 

 

Which sentence has a linking verb?

a
b

 

 


Question 2.

 

space-cadets

 

a. The girls are up in space.

 

b. They floated in space.

 

Which sentence has an action verb?

a
b

 

 


Question 3.

 

map-reading

 

a. The boys were lost.

 

b. The boys checked the map.

 

i. Which sentence has a linking verb?

a
b

 


Question 4.

 

astronaut

 

a. The astronaut has just returned from the moon.

 

b. He is on the steps of the spaceship.

 

Which sentence has a linking verb?

a
b

 

 

 


Question 5.

 

castle

 

The castle was really old.

 

i. The linking verb is...

the
was

ii. The adjective is...

castle
old

The flags were on the turrets.

iii. The linking verb is...

were
on

 

iv. prepositional phrase is...

the flags were
on the turrets

 

 


Question 6.

 

fox

 

The fox is crafty.

 

i. The linking verb is...

the
is

ii. The adjective is...

fox
crafty

His tail was next to the tree trunk.

 

iii.The subject is...

his tail
tree trunk

iii. The linking verb is...

was
to

iv. The prepositional phrase is...

his tail was
next to the tree trunk

 

 

 


Question 7.

 

girls-football-team

 

The team were nervous before the match.

 

i. The subject is...

the team
the match

ii. The linking verb is...

were
before

iii. The prepositional phrase is...

the team were nervous
before the match

 

 


Question 8.

 

children-in-the-woods

 

 

The hiking club are on a long hike.

 

i. The subject is...

the hiking club
a long hike

ii. The linking verb is...

are
on

iii. The prepositional phrase is...

the hiking club are
on a long hike

 

 


Question 9.

 

sharks-in-hot-tub

 

At the health club, Jaws and Sharky were in a hot tub.

 

i. The subject is...

the health club
Jaws and Sharky

ii. The linking verb is...

at
were

iii. The second prepositional phrase is...

at the health club
in a hot tub

 

 


Question 10.

goal

Oliver was the goalie for the school team.

 

Are these statements true or false?

 

i. There is an action in this sentence.

true
false

 

ii. There is no action in this sentence.

true
false

 

iii. The linking verb is was.

true
false

 

iv. The sentence is written in the past tense.

true
false

 

 


Question 11.

alien

 

a. The birthday cake is delicious.

 

b. The alien held the birthday cake.

 

 

Which of these sentences are correct?

 

i. The first sentence has a linking verb.

correct
incorrect

 

ii. The second sentence has a linking verb.

correct
incorrect

 

iii. The subject of the first sentence is the birthday cake.

correct
incorrect

 

iv. The subject of the second sentence is the birthday cake.

correct
incorrect

 

v. The word delicious is an adjective.

correct
incorrect

 

 


Question 12.

 

reading

a. Colin is reading an interesting story.

 

b. The story is interesting.

 

Which of these sentences are correct?

 

i. The first sentence has a linking verb.

correct
incorrect

 

ii. The second sentence has a linking verb.

correct
incorrect

 

iii. The subject of the both sentences is Colin.

correct
incorrect

 

iv. The subject of the second sentence is the story.

correct
incorrect

 

v. The word interesting is an adjective.

correct
incorrect

 

iv. The word reading is an adjective.

correct
incorrect

 

 


Question 13.

penguin-diving

a. The penguin is nervous on the board.

 

b. The penguin jumped off the board.

 

Which of these sentences are correct?.

 

i. The first sentence has a linking verb.

correct
incorrect

 

ii. The second sentence has a linking verb.

correct
incorrect

 

iii. The subject of the both sentences is the penguin.

correct
incorrect

 

iv. The first sentence has an adjective.

correct
incorrect

 

v. Both sentences have a linking verb.

correct
incorrect

 

iv. The first sentence has a linking verb.

correct
incorrect

 

 


Question 14.

winter-wonderland

a. The snow on the trees is white.

 

b. The snow is falling on the trees.

 

Which of these sentences are correct?

 

i. The first sentence has a linking verb.

correct
incorrect

 

ii. The subject of both sentences is the snow.

correct
incorrect

 

iii. The subject of both sentences is the trees.

correct
incorrect

 

iv The first sentence has a prepositional phrase and an adjective.

correct
incorrect

 

v. The first sentence is written in the simple present tense.

correct
incorrect

 

iv. The second sentence ends with an adjective.

correct
incorrect

 


 

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Linking Verbs

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Scaled Score

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27

100

More than 27

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