Presentation on theme: "Linking Verbs. What is a linking verb? A linking verb connects the subject of a sentence with a word in the predicate. It makes a statement. It does not."— Presentation transcript:
What is a linking verb? A linking verb connects the subject of a sentence with a word in the predicate. It makes a statement. It does not show action. Ex. The girl is cold.
What are some linking verbs? Most common linking verbs: Be (is, are, was, were, am) Become Seem Feel Look Smell **You must look at how the verb is used to tell if it is a linking verb. Ex. I smell the winter soup cooking. The winter soup smells delicious. Smell is used as an action verb here. Here the verb smells is a linking verb. It is making a statement about the soup.
Linking verb? 1.My dog felt the wet grass beneath his paws. 2.The corn stalks grew quickly this year. 3.I am a teacher at Oxford Middle School. 4.This medicine is a miracle. 5.The ghost appeared out of thin air during dinner.
Predicate Words Linking verbs connect the subject of a sentence with either a noun or an adjective. These are called predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives. Ex. The girl is a ballerina. That pizza was delicious! Predicate nominative Predicate adjective
Predicate noun or predicate adjective? 1.My parents were quiet last night at dinner. 2.When my phone rings, the ring tone is loud. 3.John is a judge in California. 4.Even though it is snowing, I felt warm standing outside. 5.The internet is a tool most students use for homework.