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Linking Verb
Linking Verb (Subject)

verb to be verb
adjective noun Linking
verb

verb to be

am, are, was, were) verb


=

(is,

BECOME

(+adj /+n)

COME

(+adj)

become. Ex. My dream

FALL

(+adj)

become. Ex. I fell asleep

FEEL

(+adj)

experience a particular

GET

(+adj)

become or make something

becomes tired. She becomes a doctor.

begin to be. Ex. She

comes true. = My dream becomes true.


halfway through the film.

feeling or emotion . Ex. She felt hungry.


become.
GO

Ex. Eat your dinner before it gets cold.


(+adj)

become. (not good) Ex. The

milk went sour. The meat has gone bad.

GROW

(+adj)

slowly become. (+adj.

(+adj)

continue to be. (not change)

LOOK

(+adj)

seem to be.

REMAIN

(+adj/+ n) =

continue to be. Ex. The

SEEM

(+ adj)

appear to be.

SMEEL

(+ adj)

have particular smell.

SOUND

(+ adj)

seem , seem to show a

comparative) Ex. Im scared of growing old.


KEEP
keep still.

Ex. Im trying to cut his hair but he wont

look good at the moment.


audience remains seated.
students seemed nice.
The food smelt good.

Ex. The plan

Ex. The
Ex.

particular quality with the voice.

Ex.

Cambodia sounds dangerous this

week. This piano sounds beautiful.

TASTE

(+ adj)

have a particular kind of

TURN

(+adj)

change so as to become. (+

taste Ex. The mango tasted delicious.

colour)

Ex. The weather turned cold.

Tonys

hair are turning grey.


Linking verb 3
1

Subject + verb+ adjective.

Ex :

The teacher got angry.



Appear

Become

Prove

Remain

Consider

Seem

Find

Smell

Grow

Sound

Keep

Taste

Look

Turn

Make

(adjective)
2.1

Subj + verb + obj + adjective.

We consider him clever.

Believe

Consider

Keep

Leave

Find

Like

Have

Make

Hold

Think

2.2 Subject + verb + obj + adjective + to v.


:

Spanish

I find it difficult to practise speaking

Find

Make

Think

3 Subject + vi +
adjective (adjective )

They married young.

keep quiet.

Please lie still.

stand still.

He looks exhausted.

impolite.

The bear broke loose.

You should
Please
They remain