Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Verb Family: 2 Facts You Should Know on Linking Verbs

Discussing linking verbs for your IELTS training is pretty straightforward. Their function is right on their name! Linking verbs express a state of being. They essentially “link” the subject of a sentence to a word or group of words that modifies it, either by renaming the subject or describing it (telling us its state of being).

With such an important function, it is crucial to understand how to identify and use linking verbs accurately. To help you understand more of this type of verb, here are some of the things you need to know about linking verbs.

Verb Family: 2 Facts You Should Know on Linking Verbs | JRooz Review

Always linking verbs

Some verbs are considered true linking verbs because they always function as linking verbs. Common true linking verbs are the verbs “be,” “seem,” and “become.” Below are some conjugations of these verbs.

To be – am, is, are, was, were, has, have, is being, are being, was being, has been, have been, will have been, had been, are being, might have been,

Camille is a preschool teacher.

To become – became, becomes, has become, will become, have become, had become, will have become

Camille’s dream is to become a preschool teacher.

To seem – seemed, seems, seeming, has seemed, have seemed, will seemed, had seemed

Camille seems like a very cheerful preschool teacher.

Both linking and action verbs

Some linking verbs live dual lives and function as action verbs, as well. Verbs like look, touch, smell, feel, and taste. When used to express an action, they are considered as action verbs, but if used to modify the subject in the sentence, it is a linking verb.

           Action verb: Danish looked for her lost dog all day.
           Linking verb: Danish looks pretty in pink.

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