2 Essential Question What are Linking Verbs? A linking verb connects the subject of a sentence with a noun or adjective in the predicate
3 Compare Linking and action Verbs A linking verb connects the subject of a sentence with a noun or adjective in the predicate.An Action verb tells what the subject of a sentence does.
4 Linking Verbs A linking verb also tells what a subject is or is like. Examples:John McGraw was the manager.Our Pitcher appears very nervous today.Beth is a star on the basketball team
5 Linking VerbsPredicate noun is a noun that follows a linking verb. It tells what the subject is.Sam is a pitcherPredicate Adjective is an adjective that follows a linking verb. It describes the subject by telling what it is like.The Pitcher is skillful
6 Common linking verbs Common Linking Verbs be appear turn smell become looktastesoundseemgrowfeel
7 SummaryWhat is a linking verb? How is it different from an action verb?