Linking Verbs

Linking Verbs :

Linking Verbs do not express action. Instead, they link the subject of the verb to the other information given in the sentence about the subject of the verb.

Kabilan is a business man.

In this sentence, KABILAN is the subject of the sentence. The verb IS is linking the subject KABILAN to the other information given in this sentence. The other information about the subject is about the subject.

So, IS is called linking verb.

We are content of sleeping in the car.

In this sentence, ARE is the linking verb.

Is, am, are, was, were, be, being and been are linking verbs. The other forms of the verb BE are can be, could be, shall be, should be, will be, would be, may be, might be, must be, has been, have been and had been are also other forms of linking verbs.

Look, sound, smell, hear, feel and taste are also called linking verbs. These verbs are related to the sensory functions of our body.

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