Learn about linking verbs in sentences. What they are, what they do and how they are used.

Linking Verbs

 

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the difference between action verbs and linking verbs

 

 

 

action verbs

 

pirate-sailing

 

✅ Patch rowed his boat.

 

there is an action

 

linking verbs

 

pirate-sailing

 

✅ Patch was in his boat.

 

there is no action

 

 

 

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the difference between action verbs and linking verbs

 

 

 

action verbs

 

runners

 

✅ The children ran in a race.

 

describes the action in the sentence

 

linking verbs

 

runners

 

✅ The children were tired.

 

describes the subject of the sentence

 

 

 

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linking verbs are verbs such as is and was

 

 

 

linking verb

 

treasure-chest

 

✅ The chest is full.

 

 

linking verb

 

treasure-chest

 

✅ The chest was full.

 

 

describes what the chest is like

 

 

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linking verbs are verbs such as are and were

 

 

 

✅ The coins are gold.

 

treasure-chest

 

describes what the coins are like

 

 

✅ The coins were gold.

 

treasure-chest

 

describes what the coins are like

 

 

 

 

 

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linking verbs can be linked to adjectives to describe…

 

 

 

the colour

 

surfing-penguin

 

Monty's hat is blue.

 

is  blue

 

linking verb  adjective

 

the age

 

cycling

 

The bike was new.

 

was new

 

linking verb  adjective

 

 

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linking verbs can be linked to adjectives to describe...

 

 

 

something's personality

 

purple-alien

 

✅ The alien is friendly.

 

is  friendly

 

linking verb  adjective

 

someone's feelings

 

broken-bike

 

✅ Tom was upset.

 

was  upset

 

linking verb ➕ adjective

 

 

 

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the subject of a sentence with a linking verb

 

will be who or what is being described

 

 

 

✅ Sam's telescope

is brand new.

 

pirate-ship

 

the telescope

is the subject

 

✅ The four pirates

were all excited.

 

pirate-ship

 

the four pirates

is the subject

 

 

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these are the linking verbs that we use the most

 

am | is | are | was | were

 

 

cinema

 

linking verbs can be linked to adjectives to describe a subject

 

The film was funny.

 

 

subject | linking verb | adjective

 

 

 

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Now take the Linking Verbs Quiz to find out what you have learned...

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