LINKING VERBS

schlechte horror spiele den der ler sidst ler bedst Linking verbs are verbs that connect the subject to the adjective or noun group describing the subject.

  • The verb “to be” connects the subject to the adjective or noun group describing the subject.

ruby laser autonivel there For example: “be; am, is, are; was , were; been”

The children are happy.

He is an honest man.

She was hungry.

You will be rich in the future.

 

  • Some other linking verbs other than verb “to be”:
  • appear, taste, smell, feel, look, sound, grow, seem, remain, stay, keep, become, turn + adjective

The perfume smells good.

John looks happy.

Turkish baklava tastes very delicious.

The neighbours sounded angry.

The vegetables remained/stayed fresh a long time.

I hope the students will keep quiet during the exam.

 

  • The words “appear” and “seem” convey the meaning of impression:

You seem bored.

 

  • The verbs “become, get, grow, turn” convey change/transformation.

It’s getting cold inside.

The trees turned yellow.

Everything is becoming expensive.

 

  • The verbs “feel, taste, look, smell, sound” can be used with the form “like + noun”.

She looks like a princess.

feel like a fool.

 

  • The verbs “taste, smell” can be used with the form “of + noun”

               The kitchen smells of soap.

 

LINKING VERBS LIST

be, appear, taste, smell, feel, look, sound, grow, seem, remain, stay, keep, become, turn, prove, go, come, act, get

 

 

 SUBJECT COMPLEMENTS

The verb “to be” connects the subject to the adjective and noun group describing the subject; therefore the verb “to be” does not imply a concrete action. In such cases, the verb to be is described as a “linking verb.” The adjective or noun group in such cases are known as “complement”s. Linking verbs other than verb “to be” include “appear, become, seem, feel, taste, sound, smell, remain, grow”.

I am hungry.

John was a good student.

My aim is helping my nation.

She seems happy.

John became a famous doctor.

This cake tastes just like Turkish baklava.

They seem to be waiting for the boss.