Linking Verbs sound different from Action Verbs
MEMORIZE the following linking verbs, which are synonyms for "to be":
appear, become, feel, grow, look , remain, seem, smell, sound, stay, taste, and turn.
Predicate Nominative & Predicate Adjective
Unlike action verbs, linking verbs do not take an object. They are simply "equal signs" saying the subject "is" something else: an adjective or a noun. What the subject "is," is a called a subject complement.
An independent clause must contain a main verb which can be a linking verb. Linking verbs do not express an action. Instead, they link the subject to an adjective or noun in the predicate.
Linking Verbs Notes
Linking or Action Verb?
Linking Verb Worksheet
Predicate Adjective Notes
Predicate Nominative Worksheet
Do HW 53-59
The verb “To Be” is so nice. When he’s not linking things together, he’s helping out other verbs. Write a love note to “To Be” drawing attention to everything that is so special about this most special of all verbs. Be sure to use examples.
Create, rehearse, and perform a cheer OR a rap that helps us better understand predicate adjectives and predicate nominatives. Be sure to use examples.
Complements and Objects
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