8 Determiners signal nouns. Articles: a, an, theDemonstratives: this, that, these, thoseNumbersPossessives: his, her, their, our, its, your, myPossessive noun: Tom’s car; student’s gradeIndefinites: some, few, many, several, no, anyThese can function as adjectives or nouns!
9 Verbs Action words State of being To be I am We are You are You are He/She is They areWas, were, been, being
10 LINKING VERBS Link the subject with a noun. He was the mayor. She is the speaker.Link a word in the subject with a an adjective describing it.He was nice.She is mean.
11 Linking Verb Infinitive List to feel to become to remainto taste to seem to appearto look to sound to stayto smell to grow to be
12 Beware! I tasted the soup. It tasted delicious. I grew the flowers and then I grew tired.They smelled the flowers.The flowers smelled wonderful!Some of the linking verbs can be action verbs. Check test by inserting form of the “to be” verb. Is the verb a state or action?